Power outage impacts 500 Ameren customers

By Ryne Turke on February 2, 2016 at 4:23pm

The power went out this morning for about 500 Ameren customers and the WLDS/WEAI radio station.

Ameren spokesperson Marcelyn Love spoke with WLDS/WEAI about a pair of outages that took place in Jacksonville.

Love says the first outage, which occurred at around 11 a.m., was the result of a “ground wire” coming dislodged and flopping into a higher voltage line.

While in the process of making repairs, Love says another wire broke and caused the outage at the WLDS/WEAI radio station.

Love says power was restored to customers in the Jacksonville area by around 12:30 p.m.