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Joe Richardson, Vice President of Communications
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Power Restored to Southwestern Members
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

5 p.m.


At about 3:15 p.m., an Ameren transmission line failure interrupted power to Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s St. Jacob, Edwardsville and Fruit Substations. The outage affected 3,000 members in Madison and St. Clair Counties.


While Southwestern linemen worked with Ameren crews to resolve the issue, Ameren rerouted power from other circuits to energize Fruit and Edwardsville Substations, restoring power to 2,260 members shortly before 4 p.m.


Crews rerouted power to Southwestern’s St. Jacob Substation at about 4:40 p.m., restoring power to the remaining Southwestern members.


Ameren crews are currently working to repair the transmission line issue that caused the outages.