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A utility says nearly 185,000 of its Missouri and Illinois customers are without electricity because of fast-moving thunderstorms that meteorologists believe may have packed wind gusts at times exceeding 70 mph.

Columbia Water and Light crews have restored power to all customers who lost power in a severe thunderstorm late Monday night.

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Thousands of Mid-Missourians are without power this morning and people are assessing damage after a severe thunderstorm tore through the area late last night.