Crews with City Utlities worked quickly to repair power lines after a construction worker hit some power lines while working on the roof of the Flying J Truck Stop near Chestnut and Haseltine Road in Springfield.
It knocked out power around Chestnut Expressway and I-44 in Springfield.
City Utilities says around 9:25, a roofing contractor working in that area had a lift catch fire after it hit some power lines.
Power was restored after 11 a.m.
Nobody was hurt.
The contractor who was operating this lift is very lucky today. The lift came in contact with the overhead line, which caused the lift to catch fire as well as a power outage on the west side of town. #SGF pic.twitter.com/mOWUGKHgEL
— City Utilities (@cityutilities) November 25, 2019
Go Patrol spotters reported traffic lights blacked out starting at the Flying J truck stop and stretching all the way past the airport on Highway 266.
At one point, more than 200 customers were without power.