Power restored to nearly all Ameren customers in Cape

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 ~ Updated 9:45 PM
Crews from Ameren Missouri inspect a large tree limb laying across power lines on Roberts Street near North Main Street Wednesday, June 15, 2011 in Cape Girardeau. (Laura Simon)

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.

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