Efforts to restore power continue after thousands left without service following severe storms

(Source: MGN)
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Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 6:12 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 1, 2023 at 11:46 AM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Strong storms across Missouri and Illinois left thousands without power Friday.

According to Ameren, 341 Missourians are without service, and 1,522 people in Illinois are without service as of 3:45 p.m. Sunday. In the St. Louis area, there are around 313 outages being reported.

Ameren posted to both the Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois Twitter accounts about the efforts to bring back power.

This follows after severe weather on Friday that brought intense storms and tornados to areas around St. Louis.

With the risk of severe weather, Gov. Parson declared a state of emergency prior to the storms, and Gov. Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation to support the places hit by tornados.

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