Thousands lose power in the metro east

10:28 PM, Apr 27, 2013   |    comments
Ameren Illinois
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Granite City (KSDK)--More than 7,000 Ameren customers lost power in the metro-east on Saturday.

Most of the outages are in the Granite City, Caseyville, Collisville, and Fairview Heights area.

According to an Ameren Illinois spokesperson, a cross arm on a power tower fell, took out a line and knocked out the feed to two substations.

All power is expected to be restored by 11:30 p.m. Saturday.  For updates on the outages visit Ameren's website.

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