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Lightning causes power outage

Monday, June 27, 2011 ~ Updated 12:00 PM

SIKESTON -- A lightning strike caused a brief power outage in Sikeston this morning.

Around 11:15 a.m., all of the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities' customers lost power for about a half hour, due to lightning hitting the Coleman substation, located on Northwest Street, said Ed Throop, general manager of Sikeston BMU.

For more about the outage, read the June 28 edition of the Standard Democrat.