ST. LOUIS - A powerful storm system is crossing the Midwest sweeping in strong winds and colder temperatures. Tuesday will be very winy with wind gusts of 30 to 55 mph at times resulting in some tree and powerline damage.
Ameren has reported more than 18,000 customers without service in Missouri; many of those customers are located in St. Louis County.
Illinois has reported about 15,000 outages statewide.
The National Weather Service has issued high wind warnings and advisories for almost the entire state. Forecasters predicted gusts of up to 60 mph and warned that travel would be difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.
If you need help getting your power restored, you can call Ameren at 1-800-552-7583.
High winds impacted our service territory overnight and will continue through the morning. Stay clear of any downed power lines, and call us at 1.800.552.7583 or 911 if you see them. pic.twitter.com/Hr5ao8eIeT
— Ameren Missouri (@AmerenMissouri) November 27, 2019
The number of power outages continue to go up as more get up and realize they are in the dark. We now have 17,589 without in Missouri and 15,732 in Illinois. Keep updated with us @fox2now #stltraffic #stlwx https://t.co/pz46bu9GRn
— Monica Adams (@MonicaAdamsTV) November 27, 2019