Ameren Missouri crews continue to work quickly and safely as they restore electricity to the remaining customers who lost power during yesterday’s severe wind storm. Heavy winds swept through the region Thursday afternoon, tearing down power lines and trees, many of which landed on power lines. Crews plan to restore electricity to all remaining customers by the end of the day. At 7 p.m. tonight, Ameren Missouri will close its Emergency Operations Center, which has been coordinating the restoration effort.
Over the course of the storm, approximately 67,000 Ameren Missouri customers lost power across the state. At this hour, crews have restored service to more than 65,000 of those customers. Ameren Missouri workers from outstate have been assisting local crews in the hardest hit areas of the St. Louis Metro region, including: north St. Louis City and St. Louis County, St. Charles, and Wentzville. Approximately, 1,500 of our 1.2 million residential customers are still without power this afternoon.
“We understand some of our customers are frustrated that they are still out of power,” said Michael Moehn, senior vice president, Ameren Missouri Customer Operations. “Our crews have been working continuously to restore power, but in a few areas the damage was so severe it will take us more time to replace or repair the equipment. However, we will continue working through the evening until all power is restored.”
Any customers who remain without power as of 9 p.m. Friday are asked to call 1.800.552.7583 or go to AmerenMissouri.com/Outage to report their outage.
# # #
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 service area covers 63 counties and 500 towns, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit AmerenMissouri.com.