Thousands of Quad Citians lose power

Utility companies responded to thousands of reported power outages after frigid temps followed rain and snow in our area.

According to Ameren Energy, most of its customers who lost power Tuesday morning were in Mercer County.  As of 10:30 a.m., nearly 600 of Ameren’s Mercer County customers were still without power.  Nearly 400 Ameren customers in Bureau County, 150 in Henderson County, around 200 in Henry County and nearly 200 in Knox County were also still without power.  About 350 Warren County customers were also without power.  Service was being restored, but about 2,000 Illinois Ameren customers were still without electricity by 11:30 a.m.

According to MidAmerican Energy, about 1,000 residents on the Iowa side of the Quad Cities who were without power as of 7 a.m Tuesday.   By 10:30 a.m., fewer than 100 MidAmerican Energy customers in the Quad Cities area were without power.  Most of the affected customers had service restored by 11:30 a.m.

ComEd reported scattered outages all over Illinois, also attributed to weather conditions.

Outages numbers could fluctuate all day Tuesday because of the high winds and icy conditions.

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