Crews restore power in Monroe County

News-DemocratNovember 18, 2013 

Power was restored Monday to all the residents in Monroe County who had suffered outages due to storms and tornadoes Sunday.

At the height of the outage, 518 Waterloo-area residents were without power Sunday evening, but most saw their power back on by 6:30 p.m. The remainder had power by 7:10 a.m. Monday, according to Ameren spokesman Brian Bretsch.

According to Ameren, 186 customers were without power Monday morning in the Waterloo area. Another 108 were without electricity in and around Maestown. All Maestown residents who lost power had their power restored by 6:30 a.m. Monday.

It could take longer to get the power back on in Central Illinois, where more than 15,000 people are without electricity in the aftermath of tornadoes that tore through the area.

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