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Ameren Illinois Crews Work To Restore Area Outages

While the first winter storm of the season has passed, more than 500 Ameren Illinois employees and contractors continue working to restore service to affected customers. Heavy wet snow on power lines, as well as high winds caused outages across the Ameren Illinois territory. Crews worked throughout the day to restore 30,000 customer outages, but some locations still remain without power.

Crews will be working throughout the night to restore power to the majority of customers. Power is expected to be restored to all customers by the times listed below. Please note these are ESTIMATES. Continuous wind and heavy snow build up could delay repairs.

  • Galesburg – Estimated Safe Restoration Time (ESRT): Noon Sunday, Nov. 22
  • Monmouth – ESRT: 10:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21
  • Peoria -  ESRT: 8:00 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22
  • Washington – ESRT: 10:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21
  • Kewanee – ESRT: 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21
  • New Boston – ESRT: 8:00 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22
  • Macomb and Canton – ESRT: midnight tonight
  • Bloomington – ESRT: 5:00 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22


Customer safety tips

  • Call Ameren Illinois at 800-755-5000 as soon as possible to report a downed line, natural gas odor, or an outage.
  • Detailed safety and outage information is available at AmerenIllinois.com, or by the Ameren Illinois news feed at twitter.com/AmerenIllinois.
  • Sign up for outage alerts and we will text or e-mail 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.



About Ameren Illinois

Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and 816,000 natural gas customers in Illinois. 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, find us on Twitter @AmerenIllinois or Facebook.