Update: 10:50 p.m.
Southwestern crews have restored power to all members affected by this evening's outage. If you are without service, please report your outage at 800-637-8667 or via the SWEC IL App.
About 291 Southwestern Electric members are without power this evening as strong storms sweep across the I-70 corridor, bringing down limbs and power lines. At 8:15 p.m., 249 Madison County members were without power and 42 members in Macoupin County had lost service.
Crews were on site at several locations, surveying damage and making repairs.
Members who see downed or sagging power lines should stay clear of the area and contact Southwestern Electric Cooperative at (800) 637-8667. In addition, people clearing debris should look for sagging or fallen wires before they begin working and treat every powerline as if it’s energized.