photo by Ken Helms, City of Monmouth
Ice on power lines and wind gusts up to 40-miles-per-hour are keeping power crews busy this afternoon. Ameren Illinois is reporting hundreds of people without power this afternoon and over 8,000 customers state wide. Reports of several power lines dropping in rural areas and power poles snapping in the winter conditions. Our radio station has also been affected by the power outage this afternoon. Crews from Ameren and McDonough Power are working to get all power restored to all its customers.