Thousands lose power after car strikes utility pole in Madison County

Thousands lose power after car strikes utility pole in Madison County

Thousands lose power after car strikes utility pole in Madison County

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 12, 2013 at 10:17 PM

East Alton, IL

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EAST ALTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- More than 5,000 Madison County residents lost power Saturday night, after a car reportedly struck a utility pole.

Ameren Illinois officials say the accident happened just after 5 p.m. in East Alton, Ill.

Thousands of homes were without power for about two hours Saturday night. According to Ameren, all power was restored by 7:45 p.m.

Bethalto, East Alton and parts of Edwardsville were affected by the outage.

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