An electrical pole replacement in Houston by Sho-Me Power Corp. is expected to disrupt service for about six hours beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, city leaders have been told.
On Thursday, it was announced that the Houston Storm Shelter will be open at 10:30 p.m. Friday at First and Pine street.
The work is on a main line that brings power into the community. It is situated near Thomasville Road and runs west toward Texas County Memorial Hospital.
Businesses and large commercial customers are being notified of the outage.
“We’ll be coordinating things the best we can,” City Administrator Larry Sutton said.
City workers also may perform some work on their own lines while the outage occurs, Sutton said.
Houston Police Chief Jim McNiell said extra officers will be on patrol during the outage.
“We’ll be taking safeguards to help keep our city safe during that time,” McNiell said. “We’ll be sending a message that we don’t want any vandalism or looting. We’ll be there to help the public with any issues that might come up, but we’re concerned about people being on the streets.
“Chances are if you’re out on the street walking around, you’re going to be checked – and rightfully so.”