About 2,700 Ameren Illinois customers in the Alton and Godfrey area experienced a brief power outage Wednesday afternoon due to routine maintenance according to an Ameren Spokesman. Brian Bretsch says crews were replacing a utility pole as part of their routine maintenance, which caused a ten-minute outage for customers in the area.

Bretsch says power has since been restored and reminds that customers can find the latest outage information on their website: http://apps.ameren.com/outage/OutageMap.aspx?state=IL

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