Ameren Illinois Issues Status Update for Storm Restoration
PEORIA, Ill. (Feb. 13 - 9:30 a.m.) – Electric crews and other personnel worked throughout the day and night to restore customer outages caused by yesterday’s wind and ice.
Currently, there are 700 resources engaged in restoration including lineworkers, contractors, forestry, safety and others. As of 9:30 AM today, approximately 5,000 customers remain without service, primarily in the northwest portion ofthe Ameren Illinois service territory.
Crews will work throughout the day and evening until all storm outages are restored. Some customers may have their power restored earlier than the estimated times below.
Estimated Restoration Times:
Millbrook Township – 11:00 a.m.
Lemoile, Arlington, Bradford, LaPrairie – Noon
Rt. 40, Edelstein – 1:00 p.m.
Alexis, Altona, Kewanee, Sheffield, Toulon – 3:00 p.m.
Kasbeer, Walnut, Ohio Maldon – 6:00 p.m.
The above estimates are for broader regions. Information on the status of remaining outages will be provided directly to customers who have reported their outage to Ameren. Ameren Illinois customers without power should call 800-755-5000 to report an outage, log onto the website at AmerenIllinois.com, or report their outage using the mobile phone app. Customers who report their outage are able to sign up for outage alerts to receive text or email restoration updates. Learn more at Ameren.com/alerts.
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In addition, safety and real-time outage information is available on the outage map at AmerenIllinois.com. Customers and media also can receive timely updates on outage restoration by following Ameren Illinois on Facebook or at twitter.com/AmerenIllinois.
Customers are encouraged to follow manufacturer safety instructions if they use gas heaters, or generators. Customers should only use equipment intended specifically for room heat. Gas kitchen stoves and ovens, or other equipmentshould not be used as a heat source.
Customers who experienced damage to their weather head – the pipe that leads from the meter to the service wire – may need to contact a qualified electrician to have it repaired before power can be restored to their home.
Customers are encouraged to locate warming centers on our outage map at AmerenIllinois.com
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.