ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Thousands of Ameren customers in Missouri and Illinois are without power after a round of severe weather swept through the Midwest.
In Illinois, a majority of the remaining outages are near East Peoria, Illinois, where National Weather Service officials confirm a tornado touched down Sunday afternoon.
On the Missouri side, the highest concentration of outages are in St. Louis County, St. Louis City and St. Francois County.
Cuivre River Electric is also handling customer power outages. The electric cooperative posted the following message on the KMOX Facebook page:
“Cuivre River Electric crews are currently working to re-establish power to more than 2,100 members who lost power caused by the storm cells that produced severe winds and hail throughout our service area of Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles and Warren counties. We are continuing to do damage assessment and repairs to the areas affected. Cuivre River Electric crews will work around the clock in our efforts to restore power to our members who are experiencing an outage.
“Please remember safety first. There are numerous downed trees and debris in these areas. Stay away from downed power lines or equipment and contact Cuivre River at 800-392-3709 to report a problem or power outage.”
See the complete outage map here.