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Update: 4:30 P.M., --270,000 Restored Over The Weekend
This weekend , Ameren companies have restored approximately 270,000 Metro St. Louis and Illinois customers affected by the devastating July 19 and July 21 storms--298,000 remain without power in Illinois and Missouri, and 241,000 remain without power in the Metro area.

STAFFING: More than 3,950 contractors and employees\-up from 2,700 yesterday-- are working to restore power\-150 more are expected to arrive tonight. These workers are from several states.

RESTORATION: Ameren officials originally estimated that restoration would take three to five days---but with the storm of July 21 adding 200,000 customer outages, restoration time may slip into Tuesday or Wednesday.