The National Weather Service says scattered thunderstorms were possible Tuesday afternoon, although no severe weather was expected.
Ameren Missouri hopes to have everyone back on line by noon.
Area motorists finding high water stranding their cars.
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.
Facility will be size of 19 football fields and generate 5.7 MW of power.
Lock up your dogs and please don’t take our stuff, Ameren pleads.
“The success of our small businesses is key to getting our economy moving again,” said Illinois Comptroller Judy Barr Topinka.
Poles snapped, lines down
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.