4:00 pm: With 1,100 field and support personnel engaged in the company’s restoration effort, AmerenUE now reports that power has been restored to almost all of those customers affected by Sunday’s wind storm.
At the storm’s peak at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, May 11, 51,000 AmerenUE customers were without power. Currently, crews are working virtually house-to-house to restore power to the less than 2,500 St. Louis metropolitan-area customers still without service. Those outages are spread across the metropolitan area.
The storm presented a unique combination of wind gusts over 55 miles per hour, coupled with extremely wet soil conditions that allowed many trees to uproot and fall on power lines during the wind storm.
“I thank our customers for their patience, and I thank the many AmerenUE employees who helped out—both from the St. Louis area and from surrounding communities across the state,” said AmerenUE Senior Vice President Richard Mark. “We now urge any customers who are still without service to call us at 1-800-552-7583.”
AmerenUE serves 1.2 million electric customers and 127,000 natural gas customers in Missouri. It is a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ameren Company. The Ameren companies serve 2.4 million electric customers and nearly one million natural gas customers in a 64,000-square mile area of Missouri and Illinois.
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CONTACT: Tim Fox of AmerenUE, 314.554.3120