On Thursday, Oct. 27,  some communities and cities in southwest Missouri will have a scheduled power outage starting at 10:30 pm.

Liberty Utilities will shut down the power for seven hours for some areas and towns in Greene, and Lawrence counties. Towns affected by the outage will be  Ash Grove, Bois D’Arc, Halltown, Lawrenceburg, Phenix, Spencer, and Walnut Grove.

Why the shutdown of power? Substation equipment repair is needed before bad weather conditions occur, which could possibly prompt outages in those areas.

Those inside the RED circled area can expect power outages for Thursday evening.