Power outage sends Ameren crews into St. Louis County

5:23 AM, Jun 27, 2011   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK)--  Power outages throughout the metropolitan area this morning has sent dozens of Ameren repair crews into the field.

Just under 50,000 Ameren Missouri customers woke up this morning to find no electrical power.  Overnight storms were the obvious culprit.

The hardest hit area appear to be in north and northwest municpalities like Florissant, Hazelwood, Ferguson, Jennings, Flordell Hills, Bridgeton, and Maryland Heights.

In the central corridor, Richmond Heightsm, Brentwood, and Kirkwood all sustain hundreds of outages as well.

Restoration crews are out in force this morning working to return power to all the affected area.

Most of the power outages on the Illinios-side of the river are near the Quincy area, according to Ameren Illinois.

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