High winds caused two major power outages for City Utilities customers Thursday.
The first outage happened around 12:30 and took out power in Downtown Springfield including the phone system at Springfield Police headquarters.
It took crews an hour to repair. A second power outage occurred just after 2:30 pm, when high winds broke a pole near Republic Road and Lark Street in South Springfield.
City Utilities closed the street to traffic for safety reasons.
Power was restored to that area just before 4 pm.