MARYVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Electric companies braced for massive power outages, ahead of Thursday`s winter storm. While the streets were clear, Ameren Illinois officials urged customers to get prepared.
In Maryville, Illinois techs worked to avoid reliving the 2006 storm. That one cut power to a half-million people, in the middle of winter, in both Missouri and Illinois. Wednesday, Cuivre River Electrical Cooperative and Ameren Missouri crews checked equipment in case ice brought power lines down again.
Thursday morning, Ameren officials said the entire company was on standby for a repeat performance by Mother Nature. But, they strongly suggested customers have 72 hours worth of food and water ready for their families. They also urged customers have flashlights readily accessible.
Ameren Illinois offered more preparedness tips to customers. They also had a link for customers to check on outage repairs from their mobile phones.
http://www.Ameren.mobi (from your mobile phone)
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