Power Back On in Branson

thumb_4463b13878fdf77UPDATE: Empire District Electric reports at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday that power is restored to all customers in the Branson area.

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.

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