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Power outage in Franklin County

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UPDATE: 9:15 a.m. Power has been restored to 3,400 customers in Benton. An Ameren spokesman says the outage was the result of a "switch failure."  Ameren used automated technology to fix the interruption.   Ameren crews will be making permanent repairs later today.  

BENTON--- Ameren officials are working to restore power in parts of Benton this morning. The outages started just before 8 a. m. according to Ameren Illinois' website.

At least a dozen customers are without power and Ameren crews haven't determined a cause. Officials estimate power to be back on at around 10 a. m.

Click here to view a map on Ameren's website that will show which areas are affected.

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