Power restored to hundreds in southern Illinois
ALEXANDER COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Reported power outages in southern Illinois kept Ameren crews very busy Thursday morning, December 15.
Outages were reported in Alexander County, Pulaski County and Du Quoin.
According to Ameren Illinois, a power outage was reported shortly before 2 a.m. in Alexander and Pulaski Counties, which affected more than 1,000 customers in Mounds, Villa Ridge, Olive Branch, Pulaski, McClure, Gale and Thebes.
Ameren said crews were able to isolate the feed and restore power to roughly 800 customers.
Crews continue to patrol areas in the county to learn what is causing the outage for the remaining customers in the McClure, Gale and Thebes areas.
Power was restored around 9 a.m.
Ameren said the cause of the outage was equipment damage.
Further north, Ameren also reported 591 customers were without power in Du Quoin.
It’s believed the outage started right before 5:30 a.m.
The cause of this outage is also unknown.
Power in Du Quoin was restored shortly after 7 a.m.
Then, just before 7:45 a.m., an outage affecting 807 Ameren customers was reported in Pulaski County, in the Villa Ridge area.
Ameren’s outage map said this outage was because of a wire problem.
Power was restored before 8:45 a.m.
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