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Ameren Illinois prepares for forecasted storms
Employees ready for potential electric service restoration needs

With storm warnings and snow/ice advisories issued this weekend throughout significant portions of the Ameren Illinois service territory, the company is preparing to meet the challenge of possible weather-related service outages.

“Providing safe and reliable service is our priority every day of the year, but it takes on added significance when severe weather strikes,” said Richard J. Mark, president and CEO, Ameren Illinois.

In preparation for the forecasted storms, Mark said Ameren Illinois is taking the following actions:

  • Weather conditions are being monitored for any changes that may impact service.
  • Ameren Illinois and contractor personnel will be ready for electric service restoration if necessary.
  • Trucks will be fueled and loaded with supplies this afternoon so they are ready for immediate deployment.
  • If necessary, Ameren Illinois is prepared to deploy the special Ameren Illinois Storm Trailers. These trailers are filled with materials field crews need to perform their service restoration work. The trailers can be moved to various staging sites to provide materials when outside crews come in to help with the restoration efforts and to provide a store of materials close to the area with the most damage.

Customers who experience a power outage immediately should report it to Ameren Illinois by calling 1-800-755-5000. Detailed safety and outage information is available at IllinoisOutage.com. Customers with mobile devices can visit www.ameren.mobi. Customers can also sign up for text or email notifications once an outage has been reported. Visit Ameren.com/alerts.

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 or Facebook.

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 and Facebook.

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