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FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (KTVI) – Angry Ameren Illinois customers are now relieved a planned power outage – on the coldest day in two years – is now cancelled.

Officials say crew supervisors decided against the shutdown and scheduled maintenance work.  Ameren will reschedule the project.  There is no word from Ameren on the new date or the type of work to be done.

Several customers in Fairview Heights, Illinois, got automated calls indicating the company would shut off power around 8:30am Friday.  Customers would have lost electricity for their furnaces and heaters for about four hours.

Those customers called back.  They spoke to live operators who said crews needed to perform planned maintenance.

About 100 customers would have lost power. But, some said they never got any calls whatsoever.  One of those customers was the Fairview Heights Police Department.  Supervisors said they were not aware of the planned outage.

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