MetroLink operations in part of Illinois cease this morning due to power issues

Illinois

UPDATE: As of about 10:15 a.m., the trains in that area were still not operating due to power issues. MetroLink said riders could experience delays of 30 minutes or more. Buses are still transporting passengers between the stations.

UPDATE: As of about 7:30 a.m., the trains in that area were still not operating. MetroLink said riders could experience delays of 30 minutes or more. Crews are repairing the overhead power system.

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – A power issue has caused MetroLink operations between the Emerson Park & Memorial Hospital Stations in Illinois to cease.

MetroLink said their station shuttles are transporting riders by bus between the Emerson Park, JJK Center, Washington Park, Fairview Heights, and Memorial Hospital Stations.

Transportation officials said riders may experience delays up to 60 minutes in the area.

This update came out at about 5:20 a.m.

FOX 2 will continue to update this story as the situation changes.

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