Power restored to nearly all Ameren customers in Cape
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 ~ Updated 9:45 PM
Power has been restored to most of the more than 2,600 Ameren Missouri customers in the Cape Girardeau area who were left in the dark after an afternoon storm.
At 9:40 p.m., only 182 customers remained without power in the Cape Girardeau area, according to the utility's online outage map.
A thunderstorm that moved through Cape Girardeau County shortly after 3 p.m. today knocked out power to over 2,600 Ameren Missouri customers in the Cape Girardeau area.
The actual cause was unknown just before 4 p.m., but it appeared to be typical storm-related damages such as trees on power lines, Ameren Missouri spokesman Mike Cleary said. He said crews were still assessing damages.