by Tim Church
BRANSON, Mo. – Empire District Electric Company is reporting a power outage effecting over 1700 customers this morning in Taney County.
Senior Manager of Business and Community Development Shawn Pingleton in Branson reports a couple of distribution lines are down. He adds crews are being dispatched and at this time the cause of the outage is unknown.
Power outage information being provided shows effected customers being in the areas between Branson and just south of the Christian County line. The outage also spans just east Walnut Shade and just over and to the west of the Stone County line.
Many School Districts in the area are also without phone line access during this outage. The districts are working to contact parents to make them aware of the situation.
You can check the the outage map here.