The power is back on for almost all Ameren customers who lost power earlier this morning.  A spokesperson for Ameren says it was not a heat related problem, but instead a problem with a fault at the Wood River Picker Substation.  The power went out around 5:30am for about 77-hundred customers, but power has now been restored to nearly all of those customers.

http://apps.ameren.com/outage/OutageMap.aspx?state=IL

 

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