Weekend storms caused power outage

Storms swept through the local area over the weekend, bringing lots of rain and a power outage.

Red Bud City Superintendent Josh Eckart noted, “During the storm Saturday night, lightning hit the electric circuit that covers Busse Estates, the north part of SKK, Knotty Pines and everything to the west. The power went out at approximately 9:30 p.m.”

Red Bud utility workers quickly got to work on restoring the power. By midnight, they had restored power to part of the affected area.

The electric crews continued working to try and find the problem,” Eckart noted. “The crew determined the problem was where the circuit went from overhead to underground at Powell Road. The crew was able to make the necessary repairs, and full power was restored at approximately 9 a.m. Sunday morning.