Nearly all Ameren Missouri customers in the St. Louis region have their power restored today, after storms Sunday night knocked down trees and cut power lines, leaving approximately 54,000 customers without electricity. Approximately 2,800 customers in the Kirksville region should have their power restored by tonight. The company has closed its Emergency Operations Center, the headquarters for the utility's statewide storm restoration effort; however, the final stages of power restoration efforts and cleanup work will continue throughout the day and night.
“The damage due to high winds from the storms in the Kirksville area was greater and is the reason why it’s taking our crews longer to restore power there,” says Richard Mark, senior vice president Customer Operations. Ameren Missouri also encourages the public to steer clear of broken poles and tree limbs and assume all downed power lines are energized. Outages, downed lines and other power-related issues should be called in to 1.800.552.7583.
“Just as safety remains a priority of paramount importance for us, we also know our customers want their power restored promptly.” Mark says. “Our crews remain focused on restoring power as quickly as possible while keeping a watchful eye on safe work practices.”
Additional information is available at AmerenMissouri.com.
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Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than a century, and our electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. We serve 1.2 million electric and 126,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. Our mission is to meet their energy needs in a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Our service area covers 63 counties and more than 500 towns, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit AmerenMissouri.com.
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