Ameren Illinois works to repair power outages after metro-east storms
Almost all of St. Clair County has had power restored from Saturday night storms, but Madison County is not so lucky.
Only nine residents of St. Clair County still have outages as of Monday at 4 p.m., according to Ameren Illinois’ outage map. Madison County has about 1,500 still without power. Ameren only shows 2,156 outages as of Monday at 4 p.m., most of which are in Madison County.
Ameren tweeted about 2 p.m. that damaged weather heads would need to be repaired before service can be restored. All areas in the metro-east should have power restored by Tuesday, according to Ameren Illinois.
Cooling centers are available for anyone who needs it due to the power outages and are located in Alton, Granite City and Maryville.
The power outages came after a severe storm Saturday night that knocked out power for thousands of households. Madison County saw almost 20,000 homes lose power, and St. Clair County had almost 2,000.
St. Louis County also has had most of its power restored. Only around 1,000 of the 23,704 who were without power Sunday morning are still without power as of 4 p.m. Monday.