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Ameren Illinois Stands Ready to Respond to Winter Storm Moving Through Southern Illinois
Over 100 Additional Personnel Dispatched to Region Last Night

More than 100 Ameren Illinois and contract personnel are in place today as a winter storm continues to develop across the southern third of the state. The Ameren Illinois Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains activated and additional employees have been placed on alert.

Snow is expected to continue through the day today across central and southern Illinois, with accumulations expected to range from 1-2" to 9" at points further south. In the extreme southern portions of the territory, there remains a risk of additional ice accumulation before all precipitation turns to snow around noon today.

Weather conditions are being monitored for any changes that may impact service. Ameren Illinois has also deployed four storm trailers to southern Illinois. These trailers are filled with materials field crews need to perform their restoration work. The trailers can be moved to various staging sites to provide materials close to the area with the most damage.

Customer safety tips

The measures customers should take to prepare for a power outage or loss of natural gas service are similar to those needed to prepare for any emergency situation.

  • Call Ameren Illinois at 800-755-5000 as soon as possible to report a downed line or natural gas odor.
  • Detailed safety and outage information is available at IllinoisOutage.com. Customers with mobile devices can visit ameren.mobi.
  • Sign up for outage alerts and we will text or email restoration updates after you report an outage. Learn more at Ameren.com/alerts.
  • If your electric service is interrupted, be sure to unplug or protect sensitive computer and electronic equipment with a high-quality surge protector.
  • When severe weather is predicted, make certain your cell phone is fully charged. Also, remember that cordless land line telephones will not function in the event of a power outage. 

In addition to the safety and outage information available at IllinoisOutage.com, customers and media can receive timely updates on outage restoration by following the Ameren Illinois news feed at twitter.com/AmerenIllinois.

About Ameren Illinois
Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and 806,000 natural gas customers in downstate Illinois, and our mission is to power the quality of life. Our service territory covers more than 1,200 communities and 43,700 square miles. For more information, visit AmerenIllinois.com.  Follow us on Twitter @AmerenIllinois

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