Truman Scheduled Outage, Shorter Than Expected
Truman Public Utilities scheduled a four-hour, city-wide power outage on Mother's Day, to repair a breaker in the city's substation.
Utilities Plus, the company repairing the breaker, said this was a date they could complete the job.
The outage slightly inconvenienced some stores like Casey's General Store, leaving them unable to distribute gas.
The store's kitchen also had to find alternatives for heating their food.
Residents were not too happy about the plan, but some found ways to still enjoy the day.
Caleb Smith, a resident in the area, visited his grandmother, and made sure he had a smile at all times.
"Over at grandma's today, putting together her furniture, patio furniture, and spend a little time with grandma," said Smith.
The shortage only lasted for an hour. The work was necessary, because if the breaker went down or a storm came through, Truman could be without electricity for three to four days.
Despite any inconvenience, Smith still wanted everyone to know one thing.
"I hope everyone has a good Mother's Day, and they get to spend plenty of time outside, off the TV and stuff," said Smith.
--KEYC News 12