CENTRAL ILLINOIS – Ameren Illinois has activated its Emergency Operation Center in response to outages throughout its coverage area.
A majority of the reported outages are along the I-74 corridor, from Peoria to Galesburg. Patches of outages are also reported from Decatur south to Shelbyville, with a major outage in Taylorville.
Crews are assessing the damage caused by wind, ice and heavy snow, and working to restore service to affected customers.
Customer safety tips
* Call Ameren Illinois at 800-755-5000 as soon as possible to report a downed line, natural gas odor, or an outage.
* Detailed safety and outage information is available at IllinoisOutage.com, or by the Ameren Illinois news feed at twitter.com/AmerenIllinois.
* Sign up for outage alerts and we will text or e-mail restoration updates after you report an outage. Learn more at Ameren.com/alerts.
* If your electric service is interrupted, be sure to unplug or protect sensitive computer and electronic equipment with a high-quality surge protector.