As many as 485 Empire customers lost power after a utility pole caught fire at the Oak Ridge Boys Theater sometime before 8 p.m., destroying a single transformer.
At that time, officials stated it might take up to 4 hours to restore power.
Empire District Electric is reporting 485 power outages in Branson as of 8 p.m. Tuesday.
A spokesman for the company says a utility pole caught fire at the Oak Ridge Boys Theater, destroying a single transformer.
Crews are working on the power lines. Empire hopes to restore power to all affected customers within 3 to 4 hours.