More than 50,000 homes without power in St. Louis area due to thunderstorms


UPDATE: The Ameren Outage Map is showing more than 6,000 power outages in Illinois. In the metropolitan St. Louis area, the company reports more than 46,000 outages as of 6:30 a.m.

Ameren crews have been out all night trying to restore power. They hope to have everyone back online sometime Friday

ST. LOUIS- Ameren is reporting 79,385 customers are without service in the state of Missouri, with more than 60,000 of them being in the St. Louis area as thunderstorms roll through the region Thursday night.

In Illinois, 15,115 are without power, with the largest concentration in the FOX2 viewing area coming in St. Clair County.

In Warrenton, firefighters are on scene of a roof collapse at Daniel Boone Elementary that they say suffered major damage, but no injuries.

There are also reports of down powerlines throughout Warrenton.

You can monitor power outages on Ameren’s website.

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