Ameren Missouri reports several blocks of downtown St. Louis were hit by a power outage this morning when heavy rainwater swamped an underground power station at 8th and Pine.
Ameren Missouri crews are criss-crossing North County working to restore power that was knocked out by overnight storms.
A slow-moving ice storm is causing headaches in much of central Kansas, knocking out power to hundreds of customers and sending vehicles off highways. At least one traffic death is blamed on the ice.
7,800 outages at the height, still some 3,000 without power at 8:15.
Powerful thunderstorms with winds of up to 90 mph slammed into the Chicago area, knocking out power to about 206,000 ComEd customers.
Ameren Missouri will have enough power resources to meet the high demand of electricity during the hot days ahead.
A squirrel is blamed for Sunday morning’s power outages in Madison County.