Contact: City of Columbia Public Communications
Power Outage Affects City Hall - POWER RESTORED!
COLUMBIA, MO (July 26, 2013)
Just as we were posting this release - As we were posting .... this just in as they used to say -
Power is back thanks to fast work by our Water and Light crews!
It may take a few minutes to bring computer systems back on line but we should be able to process transactions and conduct business as normal this afternoon.
Again, thanks for your patience.
A power outage has affected buildings on the north side of Broadway, between 7th and 10th. The outage at City Hall means that credit card payments cannot be processed, including payments for utilities, business licenses, parking passes, building permits, etc. Payments by cash or check can be processed. City computers and copiers are down, so staff is unable to look up accounts, make copies or provide information electronically. The City's website GoColumbiaMo.com
is working. We apologize for the inconvenience, but advise customers to wait until Monday
to conduct business at City Hall.
The outage occurred when a construction crew working downtown struck an underline distribution line. Water and Light Director Tad Johnsen says repair crews are on the scene. "You never know until you get in there how extensive the work will be, but at this time we estimate service will be restored before the end of the day," said Johnsen.