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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Weather Update: Very Cold Weather Coming


If your out and about tonight, be careful for black ice as roads refreeze with the plummeting temperatures. The cold temperatures will come with a modest wind, which will make it feel even colder as wind chill values drop below zero Monday morning. Bundle up before heading out. Even colder temperatures expected Tuesday morning.

2 Vehicle Accident Yesterday On I-49 Around Rich Hill


Around 6:57 pm yesterday The Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted by Rich Hill Fire Department responded to a two vehicle accident just north of Rich Hill on I-49 at mile marker 123.4. The accident occurred when a 2004 Chevrolet driven by 48 year old Lucio A Colin of  Tulsa,Oklahoma was northbound and began to slide on ice covered roadway. The Chevrolet  then struck the side of a bridge and then slid into the path of 2007 Volvo driven by 54 year old Jordan L Albaugh. The Volvo then struck the Chevrolet, and struck a guard rail and traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. A passenger in the Colin Vehicle Olga G. Colin 33, and Marco A. Colin 10 years was transported to The Bates County Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

1 Person Injured In Bates County Accident Yesterday


One person was injured in a one-vehicle accident on Dec. 21 in Bates County on I-49 at the Bates County Drainage Ditch.

Nicholas A. Carnes, 19, Carthage, wearing a seat belt, northbound in a 2002 Mitsubishi, lost control of his vehicle on the ice covered roadway. The vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned.

Nicholas A. Carnes experienced minor injuries and was transported by EMS to Bates County Hospital. His vehicle was totaled and secured at the scene. He had drivers insurance through State Farm.

Missouri Highway Patrol Trooper D.A. Jones investigated the accident and was assisted by Sergeant C.M. Gach and Trooper B.J. Hamerle.

From Osage Valley Electric Cooperative



We are feeling very fortunate to have dodged a major storm. Several members did lose power overnight in the southern part of our service area. Crews worked throughout the night to restore power. There are currently 46 members still without power west of Lowry City and crews will get this restored as quickly as possible.