Power has been restored for residents in parts of Clinton and St. Clair counties where there was a widespread outage late Tuesday night.
According to the Clinton County Electric Cooperative outage map, none of its 5,949 were without power as of 6 a.m.
On Tuesday night, a Clinton County Electric Cooperative Facebook post acknowledged the outage, saying “the transmission line that runs through the county continues to have issues.” The cooperative said the problem occurred on a transmission line maintained by Ameren Illinois. That transmission line serves the cooperative’s substations.
A recorded message at the cooperative’s office said areas in and around Albers, Aviston, Bartelso, Carlyle, Centralia, Highland, Mascoutah, New Baden and Trenton were without power Tuesday night. The cooperative’s outage map indicated almost 5,600 customers were in the dark at that point.
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Ameren Illinois’ outage map indicated up to 10,400 customers in the area had been affected.
On Tuesday night, police radio transmissions indicated two large Ameren substations were out of power and that the utility was working to find what caused the outage.
Telephone service interruptions throughout the area also had been reported.
The St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency reported receiving word from Ameren that their crews had located the source of the outage Tuesday night.
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