Utility restores power to nearly all after St. Louis storms
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Almost all of the nearly 100,000 utility customers who lost power in St. Louis and surrounding communities after strong storms swept through the area Thursday had regained electricity by Sunday morning.
Power provider Ameren Missouri said roughly 600 households and businesses remained without power Sunday morning. At the peak of the outages, about 93,000 utility customers lost service after storms knocked down trees and power lines in the area Thursday. No serious injuries were reported with the storms.
The company said over 1,000 crew members worked to restore power in the region, including some workers that utilities across the Midwest sent in to help.
The utility said more than 98% of its customers would have power restored by Saturday evening.