ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – (UPDATED 6:04 p.m.) The latest numbers from Ameren Illinois show just over 1,200 customers in the Metro East remain without power, as of 5 p.m.
Ameren now estimates most of those homeowners will have their power back on by the end of the day Monday.
Some customers may have to wait a bit longer, however, due to the “significant” damage done to Ameren’s system during the latest storm, downing four-dozen power poles and more than 500 electrical wires.
Our previous reporting is as follows:
Ameren Missouri expects to have power restored to all its customers by sometime Monday.
“The restoration process is moving forward,” says Kevin Anders, VP of operations and technical services. “When the storm hit, it was between about 3 o’clock and 4 o’clock in the morning, we had about 50,000 customers whose lights were out.”
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There are still more than 5,800 without power in the Metro East and toward central Illinois, and under 7,000 on the Missouri side.
Edwardsville, Alton and Maryville were among the hardest-hit areas of Illinois, and St. Charles County and north St. Louis County in Missouri.