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Sep 05 2012

Lightening Strike Kills Power in Mexico

Power was out for nearly 1,300 residents in central Mexico Wednesday morning due to the weather.

Ameren Missouri spokesman Kent Martin says a lightening strike took out the western substation at around 9:18 a.m. Martin says crews had the power back on about 25 minutes later.

“Usually we route it faster than that, but crews were patrolling the line to make sure there wasn’t any damage,” he said.

The lightening came with the storm that dumped more than .8 inches of rain on Mexico in less than half an hour Wednesday morning.

Mexico Public Safety Assistant Director says, other than the power outage, there were no emergency calls associated with the short-lived storm.