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Thousands without power across Williamson County

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UPDATED: WEDNESDAY JAN. 30, 2019 3:00 p.m.

WSIL -- Ameren officials tell News 3 all cold weather related outages in Williamosn County have been restored. 

A handful of outages remain due to other issues.

UPDATED: WEDNESDAY JAN. 30, 2019 1:15 p.m.

WSIL -- According to Ameren's website there are now less than 100 customers without power in Williamson County.

UPDATED: WEDNESDAY JAN. 30, 2019 11:30 a.m.

WSIL -- An Ameren spokesperson tells News 3 the number of customers impacted by the outage in Williamson County is decreasing.

However they still don't have an exact reason for the outage. They are working to pinpoint what is causing the problem.

Crews are working in shifts due to the cold conditions.

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CRAINVILLE, Ill. -- The winter weather has made its presence felt in Southern Illinois, knocking power out to thousands of customers in Williamson County according to Ameren Illinois.

Spokesperson Brian Bretsch tells News 3 that there is an issue with a substation in Carterville and that Ameren crews are working to restore power.

According to Ameren's outage map, more than 6,500 people are without power across several towns in Williamson County, including Cambria, Carterville, Crainville, Energy and Marion.

The map estimates crews to fix the problem by around 9:30 a. m., but Bretsch says they need to find the source of the problem in order to give an accurate estimate.

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