(KMOV.com) -- Ameren officials said an underground cable is to blame for power loss at a St. Louis hotel.
With temperatures topping a record 98 degrees Saturday, power and air conditioning were precious and the Chase Park Plaza hotel was without both. The outage forced the cancellation of the Provident's 150th Anniversary Gala fundraiser.
Ameren crews discovered that an underground cable had failed. Crews worked quickly and expect power to be restored late Saturday night.