-45 mph Gusts Blamed for Leaning Pole
(64801) -- Power has been restored to the portions of downtown Joplin affected by an electric pole that has fallen victim to the blustery 45 mph winds this morning.
Thank you to The Empire District Electric Company, MoDOT Emergency Response Team, Joplin Fire Department and Joplin Police Departmentfor working to coordinate traffic and asessing the situation quickly.
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***POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SITUATION***
(64801) -- Portions of downtown Joplin have no power including the stop light at Route 66/7th & Pearl and 7th & Wall.
This is a very dangerous situation use extreme caution. Cars approaching the intersection are coming to near accident many times. As vehicles traveling from the West along Route 66 approaching downtown they aren't slowing down because traffic signals are dark.
Lights aren’t even flashing.
Reports of the outage go North to 2nd Street. Reports say power is out from inside the Jasper County Courthousek, Jasper County Juvenile Center, The Missouri Career Center
Empire has no report of power outages on their website.