Ameren Missouri crews worked throughout the night to restore power to customers impacted by high winds and downed trees that damaged power lines. Despite continued severe conditions, crews were able to restore electricity to more than 16,000 customers overnight, mostly in the St. Louis Metro area. In all, crews have restored power to 60,938 customers in just 18 hours. Approximately 7,000 customers remain without electricity. Nearly all customers impacted by the storm should have power restored by the end of the day today.
“We know electricity is critical to our customers’ quality of life and our crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power in these windy conditions,” said Michael Moehn, senior vice president, Ameren Missouri Customer Operations. “We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding as we continue to work on their behalf.”
Ameren Missouri workers from outstate are in the Metro region this morning assisting with restoration efforts. The company has nearly 800 workers in communities restoring power. Customers who are without power, or those wanting to report other power-related issues, should contact Ameren Missouri at AmerenMissouri.com/outage or by calling 1.800.552.7583. Never assume the company is aware of your outage. Please stay away from downed lines and always assume they are energized. To receive updates on reported outages, customers can sign up for Ameren Alerts.
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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 500 towns, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit AmerenMissouri.com.
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