Brett Blume (@brettblumekmox)By Brett Blume

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Ameren Missouri crews are steadily whittling down the number of people without electricity in the wake of overnight storms.

Ameren’s Steve Brophy says they have called in local contractors to assist their crews in the field.

Outages are widespread throughout the St. Louis region, but especially heavy in Jefferson County and parts of North and South St. Louis County.

And if you’re one of those still without power, when can you expect it to come back on?

“We’re still kind of assessing damage,” Brophy says. “I do believe we’ll make a lot of good progress today.”

Brophy says at their peak there were some 21,000 outages across the state. That figure now stands at 12,000 statewide and 10,000 in the St. Louis area.

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