by Heartland News
CARTERVILLE, IL (KFVS) -The lights are back on in Carterville, Illinois.
Several businesses spent part of last night and most of today without power.
According to Ameren, a problem with an underground electric cable knocked out power to the businesses.
The first call came in 8:30p.m. Thursday.
Ameren officials says underground cable related outages take longer to fix because crews have to call JULIE to find out if it's safe to dig. Then they have to dig up the area and fix the problem.
The power was restored around 3:00p.m. Friday evening.