Over 36,000 In Missouri Still Without Power

Posted on: 6:26 am, June 3, 2013, by , updated on: 07:39am, June 3, 2013

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – Roughly one thousand Ameren workers are working to restore power Monday, with help from utility workers from out of state.

To help them keep focused on the job, Ameren provided a hearty breakfast for those workers at Verizon in Maryland Heights.

The main reason for this free breakfast being served, especially for those out-of-town workers, is so they don’t have to waste time worrying about where they’re going to eat.

Over the weekend, Ameren crews made significant progress.  On Sunday, they restored power to 10,000 Ameren Missouri customers and replaced 175 damaged poles.

As of Monday morning, 36,200 were still without power, most of those in North County.  At its peak, 95,000 customers had no power.

Ameren officials say power should be restored to all customers by Tuesday

Patrick Smith with Ameren Missouri says restoring power after the infrastructure damage from Friday’s tornadoes has been a challenge: “It’s amazing, it will do down in minutes and take days to go up.”

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