The good news is many Ameren Illinois customers have gotten back on line. The bad news is now Southwestern Electric is dealing with a large amount of outages. As for Ameren, they are currently down to about 240 outages in Fayette county—down significantly from better than 1100 earlier today. There are 89 outages listed in the Vandalia zip code, 119 in the St. Elmo zip code and 8 in the Brownstown zip code at this time.
Meanwhile, Southwestern Electric Cooperative is dealing with scattered outages throughout Fayette County, with a large cluster of outages northeast of Vandalia.