In spite of challenging weather conditions, Ameren Missouri restoration efforts lead to a significant decrease in outages resulting from Tuesday’s snow storm in mid-state areas.
As of 9 a.m., customer outages are below 1,500, from a peak of 13,257 Tuesday afternoon. Currently, there are approximately 500 co-workers deployed, which include linemen, tree trimmers and support staff. The majority of outages stem from heavy snow weighing down power lines and trees.
Storm trailers, which are used as mobile warehouses to get needed materials closer to the crews performing restoration, are now located in Moberly, Lake of the Ozarks, Boonville and Jefferson City.
“We expect to have the vast majority of remaining customer power outages restored by late afternoon today,” says Michael Moehn, senior vice president of Customer Operations. “While we are working aggressively to restore power quickly, we want our co-workers to take the time to focus on safety in the hazardous weather and travel conditions we are experiencing.”
As always, Ameren Missouri’s primary concern is the safety of customers and employees. Always call Ameren Missouri at 1.800.552.7583 or 911 if you see low-hanging or downed lines and assume all downed power lines are energized. Customers are encouraged to call 1.800.552.7583 to report any remaining power outages.
While every effort is being made to restore power as quickly as possible, customers with special needs—including those with medical conditions, seniors, handicapped and others who are dependent on electric service—may wish to consider making alternative arrangements if outages in their areas persist.
Additional storm safety information is available at the Ameren Missouri Outage Center at AmerenMissouri.com.
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Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than a century, and our electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. We serve 1.2 million electric and 127,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. Our mission is to meet their energy needs in a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Our service area covers 63 counties and more than 500 towns, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit AmerenMissouri.com.
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