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Certain repairs must be completed before service can be safely restored.

Residents who need to repair customer-owned facilities, such as the meter base, weatherhead or point of attachment, should have this work performed by a professional electrical contractor. Learn more.

08/16/2012 - 22:30 - Restoration Update

Southern Illinois Areas Impacted

Restoration Efforts Underway and updates are listed below by community:

Mattoon area

- Damage assessment so far has identified 50 known poles down

- IL Rte. 16 will be cleared tonight for traffic – work to be completed tomorrow

- Estimated Restoration Time – 22:00 on 17 August 2012

N. Pana area

- Restoration progressing well

- Estimated Restoration Time – 16:00 on 17 August 2012

Champaign area

- Estimated Restoration Time – 24:00 on 16 August 2012

Effingham area

- Estimated Restoration Time – 24:00 on 16 August 2012

Robinson area

- Estimated Restoration Time – 24:00 on 16 August 2012

Hillsboro area

- Estimated Restoration Time – 24:00 on 16 August 2012

Maryville area

- Estimated Restoration Time – 04:00 on 17 August 2012

Mt. Vernon area

- Estimated Restoration Time – 02:00 on 17 August 2012

Carbondale Area

- Estimated Restoration Time – 03:00 on 17 August 2012

Belleville area

- Estimated Restoration Time – 08:00 on 17 August 2012

East  St. Louis area

- Estimated Restoration Time – 08:00 on 17 August 2012

Sparta area

- Estimated Restoration Time – 12:00 on 17 August 2012

Centralia area

- Estimated Restoration Time – 14:00 on 17 August 2012

 

Working Hours:
– Personnel will be ending work by 23:00 tonight for rest and resuming restoration work at 05:00 tomorrow.

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. At 16:40 the peak number of outages were 22,677.  As of 21:00, 11,996 outages have been restored.

Storm Safety:

Remember to be safe. Stay away from downed power lines.  Report immediately to Ameren Illinois at 1.800.755.5000.

 

 

 

Emergency Event 20120816AIC

 

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