Brett Blume (@brettblumekmox)By Brett Blume

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Ameren Missouri crews are criss-crossing North County working to restore power that was knocked out by overnight storms.

Adding a degree of difficulty is the fact that heavy rain continue to fall and more bad weather is on the way, according to Ameren distribution and operating director Steve Brophy.

“We’re definitely keeping an eye on that and concerned about it, and it certainly could lead to some new outages,” he says.

Brophy tells KMOX News that they called out extra crews as soon as the storms moved through overnight and restored power to more than 20,000 homes and businesses.

“We have brought in additional crews this morning from some of our outlying areas, as well as some contractors to supplement our resources,” he says.

There are still some 5,400 outages scattered throughout North and South County and a large swath west of Eureka.

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