Ameren restores power to thousands after overnight outage

Update 4:55 a.m. - According to Ameren Missouri, all power customers in Scott County should have their electricity back on.

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Update 2:10 a.m. - The number of customers in Scott County without power is down to a little over 200.

According to Ameren Missouri's website almost all of those customers are in the Benton area.

Heartland News called Ameren but was not able to reach anyone, so it's still not clear what caused the outage.

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Thousands of Ameren Missouri customers spent the night in the dark.   According to the company's website about 2358 customers in Scott County are without electricity.

Most of those are in the Scott City area but they are not the only ones.

The company's website also shows outages in the Benton and Kelso areas as well.

It is not clear exactly what caused the outages or how long it will take to get power restored.

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