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Crews Clearing Tree From Transmission Line
Friday, January 17, 2020

11:50 p.m.

Line crews are working to clear a tree from a transmission line in Madison County this hour. Following clearance work and subsequent repairs, engineering and operations personnel will energize Southwestern’s Edwardsville and Fruit substations.

Southwestern Electric and Ameren personnel have been working to isolate the source of an outage affecting more than 2,270 cooperative members since about 10:30 p.m. The members, who reside in Madison County, lost service when an Ameren transmission line providing power to the co-op’s Edwardsville and Fruit substations failed.

No estimated time of restoration was available.