08/16/2012 - 19:30 - Restoration Efforts Underway
Southern Illinois Areas Impacted
Restoration Efforts Underway
Field checking is underway. Reports from the field include:
- Initial estimate 45-65 broken distribution poles and 20 larger poles.
- N Pana and Mattoon appear to be hard hit with storm damange.
- Estimated restoration for Champaign and Effingham are later tonight.
- Route 16 is closed between Windsor and Mattoon due to 8-10 poles down on the highway.
- Hilsboro and Maryville areas are impacted. Estimated restoration time are late tonight.
- Mt Vernon and Centrailia also impacted. Storm is continuing to push through. Field assessments will continue as the storm passes.
Operations at Red Alert:
In order to coordinate Ameren Illinois resources the Emergency Operations Center was activated, effective at 16:30 on August 16, 2012.
Remember to be safe. Stay away from downed power lines. Report immediately to Ameren Illinois at 1.800.755.5000.
Emergency Event 20120816AIC