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Snow, Power Outages Hit Community



Some three inches of snow hit Ste. Genevieve last Wednesday, with up to eight inches reported in some locations in the county.

It tended to melt quickly on roads and streets.

The wet, heavy snow led to limbs snapping and taking down power lines. Some 1,000 Citizens Electric Corporation (CEC) clients were without power for at least a while that day. Between Ste. Genevieve and Perry County, CEC reported that some 1,700 homes were without power.

The biggest outage was from about 4 a.m. to about 7:30 a.m., but some reported going 24 hours or more before power was restored. Spectrum Internet was also knocked out of service for a while on Wednesday morning.

The county courthouse was closed, although some personnel opted to go in and work.

Another power line was down on Route Y on Thursday morning, as well.