Thousands Still Without Power After Thursday’s Storm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Around 3,000 Ameren Missouri customers are still without power in the wake of Thursday’s high winds.
800 crewmembers from around Missouri are in the St. Louis area Friday. They hope to get all the power back on sometime before the end of the day, but aren’t setting a timetable just yet.
Energy Delivery Director Dave Wakeman says that while the outages are widespread, the largest concentration is in the Florissant and Black Jack area.
“It knocked down tree branches, some trees and caused pole damage. A lot of it is tree branches that came down and impacted the wires. It caused outages to home and businesses throughout the St. Louis area,” says Wakeman.
At one point more than 43,000 Ameren Missouri customers were without power. There are no widespread outages reported on the Illinois side.