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Power restored to most homes; melting ice could mean more outages

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Power has been restored to most homes throughout the Four State area.

Outage numbers for Empire District Electric customers peaked between 4,000 and 5,000 on Saturday.

However, Empire Electric warns that as melting ice slides from power lines and trees, the movement could create more outages and people should be prepared for that.

If you do still have a downed power line, Empire says to stay away from it.  Downed power lines might appear to be harmless but could be energized and dangerous.

If your vehicle is in contact with a power line stay inside the car.

If a person or object is in contact with a power line, don't touch the person, object or line.

Calling 911 and your local power company immediately.

Area outage maps:
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