CWLP crews respond to power outage

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — City, Water, Light and Power (CWLP) crews are currently responding to a power outage they said has affected more than 300 customers.

They said it was caused by a tree falling on to a power line off of East Lake Shore Drive. The affected area is along East Lake Shore Drive from Laconwood Drive to Birkdale Drive.

Officials initially said they thought power would be restored by 6 p.m. However, they said difficulties with spliced wires and other issues around the damaged area. They said they hope to have the lights back on by 9 p.m. Thursday night.

This photo shows the CWLP Outage Map for Springfield.

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