Ameren Illinois has activated its Emergency Operations Center and employees have been placed on alert to deal with scattered power outages across its service area. About 100 customers in the Godfrey zip code started the day without power, but were restored this morning. There have also been outages in the Granite City, Staunton and Mount Olive areas.
Ameren crews were kept busy on Sunday dealing with outages in Godfrey, especially along Godfrey Road and Humbert Road. Ameren reports the primary issue causing outages is the high wind, which is also causing "flickering" to customers that have seen their power restored, but company spokesman John Barud says there was also a substation issue that affected the Godfrey customers.
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In case of an outage, Barud says customers should make a report by calling Ameren Illinois at 800-755-5000. Customers are also reminded tostay away from downed power lines and report a downed line to Ameren Illinois as quickly as possible.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.