Most homes should have power restored this morning

By Nick Kovatch on November 18 at 7:12am

One of our listener's captured this photo on Old Route 36 yesterday.

After Ameren Illinois reported nearly 4,800 customers were without power in Morgan, Cass, Scott and Greene Counties because of yesterday’s windy storms, the utility company says everyone should have electricity this morning.

The biggest outage areas were Virginia, Bluffs, Chapin, and Chandlerville. Fifty-five-mile-per-hour wind gusts in the early afternoon continued to cause problems after the thunderstorm moved through.

Damage was relatively minimal compared to other parts of the state. South Jacksonville Police say trees fell in the 1600 block of Hardin and the 400 block of East Vandalia.

Power poles were reported down on Liberty Road according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

On our Facebook page, listeners reported trees down on Arcadia Road, and in the towns of Chapin, Lynnville and Franklin; and one listener tells us a hay shed was blown over in Oxville.

There were also several more scattered reports of power poles that were knocked down or leaning over because of the wind.

If you still do not have power, call Ameren at 1-800-755-5000.