Road condition/power outage updates

By Heartland News
For Missouri residents needing help find shelter or a warming shelter call 1-800-427-4626 or 211.
2/18: Pemiscot-Dunklin Electric Co-op outages are down to 100, and they expect to have power fully restored to all customers today.

All other Missouri Electric Cooperatives have fully restored power.

Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative in western Kentucky has less than 400 members without electricity.  The company is sweeping the service area for individual outages that may have been missed.  Members still without power should contact JPEC.

12:30pm Update 2/17:

Route HH in Stoddard County remains closed following the recent storms due to downed power lines.

5pm Update: 2/16: Semo Electric reports no power outages.
Noon Update 2/16: Semo Electric Co-op reports only 100 still in the dark. Semo Electric tells us their goal is to have everyone back online by this evening.

Good news for Ozark Electric Co-op, 80 residents still in need of power could have it returned by the end of the day as well.  General Manager Stanley Estes says if you do not have power, report it immediately, so they can make sure to get to you.

2pm Update 2/13: Routes Remain Closed Following Recent Storms In Southeast Missouri

Bollinger County

  • Route H

Butler County

  • Route N

Wayne County

  • Route FF - US 67 at Greenville

A couple of routes also remain closed due to downed power lines from the recent ice storm.  Those routes are:

Mississippi County

  • Route DD

Stoddard County

·        Route HH

6pm Update 2/11: Ameren reports 1886 customers with no electricity in southeast Misssouri and 3121 in Illinois.

Semo Electric reports 1300 customers without power.  They had been making progress after the ice storm, and were down to just under 700 last night.

Ozark Border Electric Co-op reports less than a thousand customers without power.  They say they've made very little progress today because the wind has knocked down power poles and lines.

2:45pm Update 2/11: According to Ameren UE, 2462 customers in Cape Girardeau County, 2175 in Mississippi County, 963 in New Madrid County, 275 in Pemiscot County, 579 in Scott County, and 35 in Stoddard County are without power.
In Illinois, Ameren reports 750 in Alexander County, 976 in Gallatin County, 224 in Johnson County, 875 in Randolph County, 880 in Saline County, 14 in Union County, 17 in White County, and 7267 in Williamson County are without power.

12:30pm 2/11: Ozark Border Electric Co-op says they now have a little over 1200 people in the dark.  Before the thunderstorms came through, they had 900 people without power, but the strong winds knocked out three of the substations.  The stations are back up at this time.

Jackson Purchase Energy reports they have a little under 8000 still in the dark.
Ameren UE wrapped up its efforts days ago, but the high winds now leave 400 of their customers without power.
Dunklin Pemiscot Co-op says they now have under 6000 people without power.  The Co-op says they've got linemen working in waist deep water, trying to get everyone back online.
Semo Electric sayss they had only 691 power outages but overnight that jumped to 3000.
8pm Update 2/10: In southeast Missouri, 8500 customers remain in the dark. Many of those are Dunklin-Pemiscot Electric Co-op customers. The others are Ozark Border and Semo Electric customers.
In western Kentucky, about 16,000 remain without power. Many of those are Jackson Purchase Electric and western Kentucky co-op customers.
11:30am Update 2/10: Ozark Border Electric Co-op now has 1280 customers without power, but a spokesman says the 500 additional linemen helping their crews are making significant progress despite the wind.  Most of the outages are in Campbell and Malden.
Semo Eletric says 916 people still don't have power in their Co-op.
The Dunklin Pemiscot Co-op says they still have more than 6000 without electricity. The Co-op has re-set more than 7000 poles.
In Kentucky, Jackson Purchase Energy says it has around 9000 without power.
Southern Illinois Electric Co-op says almost everyone is back up and running.  The only remaining buildings without power are hunting cabins and grain bins or those outages where the homeowner needs to make repairs on their end first.
4:30pm Update: Routes That Remain Closed In Southeast Missouri Due To Ice Storm
A couple of routes remain closed due to downed power lines from the recent ice storm.  Those routes are:

Mississippi County

  • Route DD

Stoddard County

Noon Update 2/9: Ozark Border Electric Cooperative reports they are down to 1300 customers without power.  They service more than 37,000 people. They also say 2500 poles were broken.  They say that's what takes so long to repair.  Ozark border says they have 500 extra linemen working today.

Semo Electric Cooperative says they have 1638 customers still waiting on power.

They go on to say they plan on making considerable progess today with 800 linemen on the ground.

Meantime 2000 people are back on in the Pemiscot-Dunklin Cooperative but thousands remain without power.  That's about 23 percent back on.

They now have 950 lineman out working to get people back up and going.

Southern Ellinois Clectric Coop in Dongola is just about to wrap up its efforts.  A spokeswoman says there are 72 homes they are trying to get back on, mainly in Pope and Massac counties.

4:30pm Update 2/6: 10,000 of Jackson Purchase Energy's 30,000 members remain without power in the Paducah area.  They have been averaging 500 to 800 customers restored each day. 

JPEC's restoration efforts are still focused on major circuits that must be rebuilt from scratch and conduct power to hundreds of customers at a time and they must be restored before secondary and individual services are restored.

JPEC anticipates individual service problems will not begin to be addressed until the middle of next week.

Routes That Remain Closed In Southeast Missouri Due To Ice Storm

Several routes remain closed due to downed power lines from the recent ice storm.  Routes currently closed are:

Mississippi County

  • Route AB
  • Route DD
  • Route 77

New Madrid County

  • Route AE

Stoddard County

  • Route HH
11:40am Update 2/6: Ameren UE reports just a few people in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois still without power.

Since this morning, 300 more Semo Electric Coop customers got their power back. 3700 don't have power.

In the Pemiscot Dunklin Coop, 600 more customers just got power back, mostly in Holcomb, but there are still thousands of customers in the dark.

Three hundred Ozark-Border Electric customers just got their power back today.  Right now, 2000 customers remain without power.  The company says it has more than 350 workers out today restoring power.

About 750 Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative customers are still in the dark. A spokesperson hopes most customers will have it back by Sunday.

8:30pm Update:

There are approximately 750 Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative members without power this evening.  They began the day with 1,050 members without power.

3:20pm Update 2/5: Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative member outages were reduced through the night to 1,050 this morning.  Permanent repairs were made to the Lick Creek substation in Union County at approximately 4 a.m.  There is no longer an emergency plea to conserve electricity in Union and Johnson Counties. We estimate the majority of our members will have power restored by the end of the day Sunday, although there may be more difficult areas which could take longer.

A breakdown of member outages by counties is as follows:

  • Alexander: 134
  • Johnson: 19
  • Massac: 533
  • Union: 34
  • Pulaski: 252
  • Pope: 78

Safety Alert:  Be aware that if members wish to connect a portable generator into their home, building, or farm wiring system during a power outage, then a double-throw safety transfer switch must be installed.  During emergencies, many members think they can just pull the meter or put their breaker in the "off" position, then connect their generator into their home's wiring system.  However, this is a very dangerous practice and one which the Cooperative does not allow.  If the meter is accidentally installed, or if the breaker malfunctions or is accidentally turned on, then power from the generator would "backfeed" onto SIEC's distribution system, endangering linemen who will be working on the lines. 

1pm Update: Routes That Remain Closed In Southeast Missouri Due To Ice Storm

Several routes remain closed due to downed power lines from the recent ice storm.  Routes currently closed are:

Mississippi County

  • Route AB
  • Route DD
  • Route 77

New Madrid County

  • Route AE

Stoddard County

  • Route CC
  • Route HH
12:30pm Update: SEMO Electric reports 4000 now without power. It could still be six to seven days before everyone's power is fully restored.
Ozark Border Coop reports 3550 customers still without power.
Southern Illinois Coop in Dongola reports 1050 without power.
9:20pm Update: Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative's member outage total tonight is around 2,135.  Of this total, approximately 800 member outages are due to equipment failure at the Lick Creek substation in Union County. Crews plan to work through the night to replace the temporary transformer with a permanent transformer.  Many members on that substation are temporarily receiving their electricity from surrounding substations, as their electricity is being re-routed until work is complete at the Lick Creek substation.  Another emergency plea was issued tonight for members in Union and Johnson Counties to immediately conserve energy as much as possible and until further notice, as to not overload surrounding substations.  Another major equipment failure has caused further power outages.  Those who do have service restored are asked to reduce energy consumption as much as possible, especially those with electric heat furnaces.
Ozark Border Electric Coop reports 3500 customers still without power.  That's down from 28,000 at it's highest.  Two of their substations in Malden and Campbell are still down.  Stanley Estes with the coop say about 250 linemen are working to restore power and that number will grow to 300 by the end of the week.
8:15pm Update: Semo Electric Cooperative spokesman Glen Cantrell says 4000 customers are still without power and more than 90 percent of Semo Electric customers should have power in six to seven days and everyone should have power in about two weeks.  Cantrell says Semo Electric shoud have about 109 crews working on the situation by the weekend.
125 Ameren customers are without power in Missouri.

The Pemiscot-Dunklin Electric Coop has less than 1000 back on.  About 500 people are working to restore electricity and that two substations are back on.  They are hoping at least two more substations will be back on tomorrow.

11:45am Update 2/4: According to Ameren's website, less than 800 Ameren UE customers still have no electricity, the vast majority are in southeast Missouri.  However, Ameren expects much or all of these customers to have elecricity by sometime Wednesday.
It's not so good for SEMO Electric customers.  Communications director Glen Cantrell says just over 5200 are still without power, and it may be between four and six weeks until it's all restored.
The state coordinator for mutual aid says power restoration in this part of Missouri is slow-going because the storm destroyed the infrastructure that delivers electricity.
4:10pm Update: Routes That Remain Closed In Southeast Missouri Due To Ice Storm
Several routes remain closed due to the recent ice storm.  Routes currently closed are:

Mississippi County

  • Route AB
  • Route DD
  • Route 77
  • Route Y

New Madrid County

  • Route H
  • Route AE
  • Route FF

Stoddard County

  • Route CC
  • Route HH
  • Route AF
  • Route H
3:40pm Update: Power outages:
  • southeast Missouri: 30,000
  • western Kentucky: 45,000
  • southern Illinois: 2000
1:25pm Update: Routes That Remain Closed In Southeast Missouri Due To Ice Storm

Several routes remain closed due to the recent ice storm.  Routes currently closed are:

Mississippi County

  • Route AB
  • Route BB
  • Route DD
  • Route 77
  • Route Y

New Madrid County

  • Route H
  • Route AE
  • Route FF

Stoddard County

  • Route CC
  • Route HH
  • Route AF
  • Route H
12:30pm Update 2/3:  The city of Wyatt has more than half of its power restored now.

All ameren customers in Missouri should have their power turned on by Wednesday.

Semo Electric says there are still 5900 in their cooperative area without power.  It could be several days before things are back to normal.

Ozark Border in Poplar Bluff says 4300 customers are still in the dark, but the situation has improved.  There's no power to the big Malden substation.  Ozark Border wants its customers to prepare for no power for the next 7 to ten days.

Southern Illinois Electric Coop based in Dongola is working to get 2100 of its members online in the next three to four days.

5:25pm Update: SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative reports 100 homes without power.
SEMO Electric reports 5603 still without power.
4:40pm Update: Routes That Remain Closed In Southeast Missouri Due To Ice Storm

Several routes remain closed due to the recent ice storm.  Routes currently closed are:

Dunklin County

  • Route EE

Mississippi County

  • Route AB
  • Route BB
  • Route DD
  • Route 77
  • Route Y

New Madrid County

  • Route H
  • Route AE
  • Route FF

Stoddard County

  • Route CC
  • Route HH
  • Route AF
2:40pm Update: Routes That Remain Closed In Southeast Missouri Due To Ice Storm

Several routes remain closed due to the recent ice storm.  Routes currently closed are:

Mississippi County

  • Route AB
  • Route 77
  • Route Y

New Madrid County

  • Route AE

Stoddard County

  • Route CC
  • Route HH
12:20pm Update 2/2: SEMO Electric has 5900 outages, mostly in north Scott County, western Mississippi and western New Madrid counties.

It was just around 10am when power was restored around the Whitewater area in Cape Girardeau County.

Ozark Border in Poplar Bluff has 4700 homes without power.  A spokesman says it's taking so long to restore power to their customers because that co-op lost 1000 poles.  A main substation in Malden is down.  They are telling customers to prepare for no power for up to four weeks, just in case, but they are hoping by late next week, most homes will have power.

In Lake of Egypt, Illinois, Southeastern Illinois Electric Coop cut their number of outages down to 1000.  They hope to have everyone back on line either Monday or Tuesday.

In Dongola, SIEC customers can expect power to return in the next few days as well, as long as the weather keeps cooperating.

8:10pm Update: At last check with Ameren, 18,541 are without power in southeast Missouri.
Semo Electric has 10,000 still without power.

Ozark Border reports 5800 out of power.

Pemiscot-Dunklin Electric Coop reports virtually all their 8500 customers still in the dark.

The SouthEastern Illinois Electric Coop reports just less than 2000 without power.

Sikeston BMU reports 30% of customers back on, but 80% of homes still in the dark.

3:38pm Update: This morning, Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative had about 5000 members without power. 
3pm Update 1/31: 23,488 still without power in southeast Missouri according to Ameren.

Only 87 without power in Illinois.

1:15pm Update: According to ameren ue's website, much of the bootheel is still in the dark.

Nearly 29,000 people are out of power in southeast Missouri.

New Madrid, Pemiscot, and Stoddard counties still have over 80 percent of Ameren customers in the dark.

Some other numbers from electric coops in southeast Missouri-- Ozark border services the Poplar Bluff area--there are still 25,000 customers without power.

Semo Electric based in Sikeston still has 10,000 people in the dark.

And at last check, the Pemiscot-Dunklin-Hayti Coop has 7000 customers without electricity.

There's been some improvement for Ameren customers in Illinois.  Most of the power seems to be back on those homes.

Mid morning Update: While thousands of people remain in the dark this morning, there is progress being made in restoring power to many areas.  For instance, the Southeastern Illinois Electric Coop had 7000 customers without power Thursday morning. By late Thursday night that number was down to 2000.  Most of the outages that remain are in Hardin and Pope counties.

Now in Missouri - in New Madrid County about 95 percent of homes there are still without power.  Eight warming shelters have been set up.  Three of those shelters are caring for about 300 people.  They continue to need generators and cots.  City of Portageville continues to need food and water for the shelters.  A power line is blocking the water plant and needs to be repaired.

In Pemiscot County, gas is in short supply as the whole county is without power.

The nearest gas station that's open right now is in dyersburg, tennessee.

Missouri National Guard troops are in Caruthersville conducting wellness checks.

Things are a bit better in Stoddard County this morning. Only 60 percent of the county is without power.  However the county is still requesting cots and generators for shelters. They are also in need of MRE's and bottled water.  Cell phone service is sporadic.

Some good news in Scott County.  Partial power has been restored to Benton, New Hamburg, Chaffee and Oran.  About 80 percent of the county is without electricity.  Power has been restored to about 30 percent of Sikeston.

In Ripley County, very good news in Doniphan.  Police say 95 percent of the power has been restored there.  There are still travel problems though.  The Missouri Conservation Department is helping clear roads.  Many are impassible due to downed trees.

In Carter County, some power has been restored in the Grandin area.  The city has also restored water and sewer services to some homes.  Bottled water is being delivered to the elderly and shut-ins.  Meanwhile, there are increasing reports of collapsed roofs of sawmills and other businesses.  Most secondary roads in the county are still rough and impassable.

6:35am Update:

The Marion/Crittenden County Emergency Operations (EOC) in Marion, KY, advises its citizens to expect long delays in power outages, water outages, and fuel shortages. Water customers of Marion and the Crittenden/Livingston water districts should expect all water to be out. This period is expected to last up to several weeks.

We are advising person not able to sustain their personal health and well being for several weeks to consider evacuating to the south. An emergency shelter is open at the Crittenden County Elementary School, citizens utilizing the shelter should bring blankets, pillow, and person necessities this shelter is filling up.

U.S. Highway 60 to Marion is open and US 641 South to I-24 is open. It is reported areas to the South around Nashville Tennessee are not affected by the ice storm.

The emergency operations center may be contacted at (270) 965-3500 or 911. Resources are very limited and the emergency rescue squads may not be able to reach persons in a timely manner.

6:18am Update 1/30: 95% of Doniphan has been restored with power.
8:05pm Update: More than 23,000 Ozark Border customers are out of power.  That's at least 80% of their customers.  A dispatcher with the company said there's probably more people out now than yesterday.  He says it actually got worse.  Crews are working 24/7 to restore power.
5:55pm Update: According to Jean Mason with Ameren, more than 32,000 customers are without power.

They anticipate people in Cape Girardeau should have their power restored by tonight (Thursday) or tomorrow (Friday) morning.

In the Cape Girardeau operating area (which covers Cape, Delta, Chaffee, Scott City, Bertrand) they anticipate power restored by Saturday morning.

For the folks in the Dexter operating system which covers from Dexter south to Hayti and for the Hayti area which covers down to Arkansas they expect to have power restored by midweek (next week) or it could be longer.

Mason says they have about 1800 linemen in the area trying to get power lines up and running.  She says it is a logistics nightmare because nothing is open so feeding and housing the workers is a challenge.

1:35pm Update: Danny Harris, Mississippi County Emergency Management Director, says most of the county is out of power.  He says all of East Prairie is out and probably 90 percent of Charleston is without power.  List of warming centers.
10:30am Update: Just talked to Home Depot in Poplar Bluff.   They are all out of generators.   They sold out of 500 generators this morning!   They have an emergency ordrer out for more, but aren't sure if they'll get it in today.   They do have some kerosene heaters, flashlights, batteries, rock salt, and water.
10:15am Update:  Supplies update....Wal-Mart in Cape Girardeau has propane, flashlights, generators, camp stoves, and lanterns that use propane.  Buchheits in Jackson has generators.  They're expecting a shipment of keresone at 11:30 and another shipment of generators at 3pm.
5:45am Update: Dusk to dawn curfew is now being enforced in Kennett by city police.
5:12am Update: State Emergency Management Agency: http://sema.dps.mo.gov
AmerenUE  : http://www.ameren.com
Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives  : http://www.amec.org
5:08am Update: City of NM partial power - Lilbourn NO power...
Travel America gas station at I-55 exit 58 IS OPEN AND HAS GAS - CASH ONLY
Black River Co-op - no outages
Dunklin Pemiscot Co-op - 100% out - Malden is the worst hit - at least 3+ days - 1500+ poles down
SEMO Electric Co-op - Still working to restore to almost all customers
SEIC - 7200 customers w/o power - McClure, Olive Branch & Pulaski substations are w/o power.
5:05am Update: 34,249 still without of power in southeast Missouri according to Ameren.  4,757 without power in southern Illinois. 
5:03am Update 1/29: Cairo Police say power is slowly being restored to town.  Partial power is the term they used.
8:00pm Update: It's estimated that the power outages across the Heartland spread 14,560 square miles, about 182 miles across and 80 miles north and south.
6:52pm Update: 35,669 still out of power in southeast Missouri according to Ameren.

6,107 still out of power in southern Illinois.

6:37pm Update: The roof of the skating rink in Chaffee fell through due to the weather.
It happened today at the Willow Grove Skating rink on Hwy. 77. No one was hurt.

4:45pm Update: Dunklin Pemiscot Electric Cooperative is 100% out of electricity.  That means 8000 customers.  Tim Davis with the coop says they hope to have some power restored within a 24 hour time frame, but it could be a few days.

SEMO Electric reports about 14,000 customers out of power.  Jerry Dockins with the coop says customers should be prepared for an extended outage of five to six days.  About 1000 of their customers have power.

Southern Ilinoins Electric Coop has 7500 customers out of power.  Three main substations in Olive Branch, McClure, and Pulaski are out and will most likely be out through the night.

Noon Update: As of noon, outage numbers in Kentucky total 473,000 according to the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

11:20am Update: From the Saline County Sheriff's Office...

HARRISBURG, ILL. - Winter weather continued across Saline County and left a mess of snow, sleet and ice across the region.  Early morning reports show that 9" inches of snow and ice fell in Carrier Mills and 8.75" of snow and ice fell in Harrisburg. About 4" inches of sleet and ice fell Monday night and most of the day on Tuesday, before about five inches of snow started falling after midnight Tuesday night, Wednesday morning. Roads are snow packed and hazardous. "Driving is not recommended and motorist should park off roadways, so snow plows can clean the roadways."

Sporadic power outages were being reported in Saline County, power was out in the Eldorado area for about two hours early Wednesday morning. Power was out in numerous locations in Gallatin County, over 2000 residents were without power, but power was slowly being restored to Equality, Shawneetown and Ridgway at around 10:30 a.m. this morning, after being out for nearly seven hours. Gallatin County has declared a state of emergency and reports of Illinois 1 in Hardin County were closed overnight as trees blocked the roadway. Residents are asked not to call 911 inquiring when the power is coming back on or when the snow plow will clean their roadway.

10:42am Update: Interstate 55 is closed at mile marker 75.  Both southbound lanes and both northbound lanes are closed due to power lines in the road.
10:37am Update: Ameren's website says 35,687 are without power in Missouri, mostly in southeast Missouri.
In Illinois, 6,980 Ameren customers are out of power.
10:30am Update: From the Southern Illinois Power Coop....
Problems began at approximately 9:30 p.m. last night with the loss of Southern Illinois Power Cooperative's (SlPC's) e-mail system and also the loss of some power transmission feeds to Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative (SIEC) and Southeastern Illinois Electric Cooperative (SEIEC). As of this morning SIPC has lost nine transmission circuits, which are mostly south of Marion, Ill. SIPC has lost transmission to the following circuits:

Southeastern Illinois Electric Cooperative substations

  • Metropolis
  • Texas Eastern
  • Unionville
  • Foreman
  • Ullin
  • Karnak
  • McClure
  • Mill Creek
  • Olive Branch
  • Pulaski

Southeastern Illinois Electric Cooperative substations

  • Jader
  • Illinois Fuel

Currently SIPC has five line crews working the area plus jointly working with crews of SIEC and SEIEC. SIPC also has five electrician crews and its staff supervisors attending the troubled stations and providing field direction and reports.

Helicopter patrols will begin at 9:00 a.m. to identify unknown problems and potential dangers to the transmission system.

The 161,000-volt transmission line into Kentucky has been damaged, likely on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, cutting the SIPC tie to Big Rivers Power Cooperative.

For an estimate on how many total consumers that are out of power, the media should contact the local distribution cooperative involved. SIPC is a bulk power provider to the distribution cooperatives and municipal utilities listed in this release and does not track end-user outages. However, transmission line problems as listed on this release are contributing to the loss of power for SIEC and SEIEC members/ consumers.

Consumers who have a power outage should contact their local distribution provider to report the event.  Stay away from downed power lines and report them to your local electrical provider or local law enforcement.

SIPC provides power to Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative, Southeastern Illinois Electric Cooperative, Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association, Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Clinton County Electric Cooperative, Monroe County Electric Cooperative, City of Redbud, Illinois, and City of McLeansboro, Illinois.  Clay Electric Cooperative will join SIPC in 2010.

6am Update: From Ken Kerley ESDA director Pulaski County... Pulaski County under emergency declaration.   ALL Secondary roads closed except to emergency or maintenance units only.   Due to power outages only one warming center which is located in Karnak at Methodist Church and that is on a generator.   People need to stay in, dress in layers, and isolate themselves to one or two rooms.

5:30am Update: Interstate 55 at the Sikeston/Miner interchange in Scott County is now open after several dead power lines were over the interstate.  Emergency crews say they are working to remove them and are allowing traffic to roll over them slowly.

According to Piedmont Police Chief Richard Sanders, two buildings have collapsed in town - including one downtown that has collaped into Main St. Chief Sanders says the city of Piedmont has power right now.

5:05am Update:  Ameren says 34,333 people are without power in Missouri, almost all of those outages are in southeast Missouri.
1:30am Update: According to Ameren's website, 32,730 customers are without power as of 1:20 Wednesday morning.

The tables are labeled as follows...

County - Number of Customers w/out power - % w/out power - Total number of customers served

CAPE GIRARDEAU 982 4% 23,949
DUNKLIN 1062 32% 3,312
MISSISSIPPI 4423 84% 5,259
NEW MADRID 4733 94% 5,053
PEMISCOT 7321 95% 7,685
SCOTT 6781 76% 8,923
STODDARD 7345 99% 7,412
1:25am 1/28 Update: All secondary roads in Dunklin, Stoddard, and New Madrid counties are closed due to the weather.
5:55pm Update:  According to Ameren, several thousand are without power in southeast Missouri.

The tables are labeled as follows...

County - Number of Customers w/out power - % w/out power - Total number of customers served

DUNKLIN 1062 32% 3,312

MISSISSIPPI 2183 42% 5,259

NEW MADRID 3889 77% 5,053

PEMISCOT 4864 63% 7,685

SCOTT 1424 16% 8,923

STODDARD 2966 40% 7,412

Illinois...

MASSAC 1045 79% 1,331

PULASKI 50 3% 1,976

UNION 402 8% 5,084
5:52pm Update: Routes Closed In Southeast Missouri Due To Ice Storm

Several routes are closed due to falling trees and power lines from the ice storm.  Routes currently closed are:

Butler County

  • Route N north of Oglesville from Route 53 to Route 51
  • Intersection of Route 160 & Route B

Dunklin County

  • Route B from US 62 at the Arkansas state line to Route 53 near Holcomb
  • Route 25 at County Road 328 south of Clarkton
  • Route E /North Kennett Bypass from Route 25 to Route 84
  • Route 25 from Route M to Route 162
  • Route 153 from Route HH to Route 162
  • Route EE from Route HH to Route A
  • Route 162 from Route 25 to Route 153

Mississippi County

  • Route BB entire length of the route near East Prairie
  • Route N north of Charleston between Route AB and County Road 219
  • Route HH three miles east of Wyatt
  • Route AB from Route N to Route J

New Madrid County

  • Route 153 at County Road 250
  • Route 62 at Hwy W near Howardville

  

Stoddard County

  • Route 153 from Route D in New Madrid County to Route Z
  • Route D from Route 25 to Route 153
3:25pm Update: Missouri Roads...

Butler County

  • Route N north of Oglesville from Route 53 to Route 51

Dunklin County

  • Route B from US 62 at the Arkansas state line to Route 53 near Holcomb

Mississippi County

  • Route BB entire length of the route near East Prairie
  • Route B at Route 80 near East Prairie
  • Route N north of Charleston between Route AB and County Road 219
  • Route HH three miles east of Wyatt

New Madrid County

  • Route 153 at County Road 250
  • Route 62 at Hwy W near Howardville

Stoddard County

  • Route 153 from Route D in New Madrid County to Route Z
  • Route D from Route 25 to Route 153
2:50pm Update: Update from Keith Todd with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet...
US 60 is CLOSED in Livingston County at Dyer Hill Curve.  A power line fell on top of a KYTC snow plow.  This is at the 19 mile marker.

Received report from Ballard County that KY 286 was closed due to power lines down.
2:44pm Update: Several routes are closed due to falling trees and power lines from the ice storm.  Routes currently closed are:

Dunklin County

  • Route B from US 62 at the Arkansas state line to Route 53 near Holcomb

Mississippi County

  • Route BB entire length of the route near East Prairie
  • Route B at Route 80 near East Prairie
  • Route N north of Charleston between Route AB and County Road 219

New Madrid County

  • Route 153 at County Road 250

Stoddard County

  • Route 153 from Route D in New Madrid County to Route Z
  • Route D from Route 25 to Route 153
1:50pm Update: MoDOT update...

Mississippi County

  • Route BB entire length of the route near East Prairie
  • Route UU entire length of route two miles south of Charleston
  • Route B at Route 80 near East Prairie

New Madrid County

  • Route 153 and County Road 250
  • Route 62 from Route 45 to Campbell
1:23pm Update: Update from MoDOT...

Mississippi County

  • Route BB entire length of the route near East Prairie
  • Route UU entire length of route two miles south of Charleston
  • Route B at Route 80 near East Prairie

New Madrid County

  • Route 153 and County Road 250
  • Route 62 from Route 25 to Campbell
  • Route D 2 miles east of Parma from Route 25 to Route 153
1:12pm Update: According to MoDOT, there are a few roads closed in southeast Missouri due to the weather.

Mississippi County

  • Route BB entire length of the route near East Prairie
  • Route UU entire length of route two miles south of Charleston

New Madrid County

  • Route 153 and County Road 250
10:55am Update: From the Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative...

Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative is currently experiencing outage problems due to an internal failure of a transformer at the Lick Creek substation in Union County. Crews are working to restore power at this time.  Many members on that substation are temporarily receiving their electricity from surrounding substations, as their electricity is being re-routed until work is complete at the Lick Creek substation.  Approximately 1,200 members in Goreville and areas of northern Union County are without power and could remain without power until late afternoon or early evening.

Weather related outages are minimal at this time and are isolated in Massac and Pope Counties near Brookport, affecting approximately 400 members.     

10:20am Update: According to Ameren, these counties are without power as of 10:20am.

The tables are labeled as follows...

County - Number of Customers w/out power - % w/out power - Total number of customers served

DUNKLIN 1035 31% 3,312

MISSISSIPPI 757 14% 5,259

NEW MADRID 2615 52% 5,053

PEMISCOT 590 8% 7,685

SCOTT 245 3% 8,923

STODDARD 586 8% 7,412
6am Update: According to Ameren, 122 out of power near Hayward, MO.

5:05am 1/27 Update: According to Ameren's website, 488 customers are out of power in Hayti, Mo.

6:54pm 1/26 Update: According to the Carter County Sheriff, Highway 21 south of Ellsinore is closed due to ice.