UPDATE: 3/5/19 AT 9:18 P.M.
WSIL -- According to the Ameren website, power has been restored to all customers in Franklin County.
UPDATE: 3/5/19 AT 9:02 P.M.
WSIL -- At this time, Ameren reports only one person is without power in Franklin County. The company says power should be restored by 11:05 P.M.
UPDATE: 3/5/19 AT 6:42 P.M.
WSIL -- The number of people without power in Franklin County is now more than 4,300. Ameren is working to correct the issue.
ORIGINAL STORY: 3/5/19 AT 6:01 P.M.
WSIL -- A little more than 3,000 people are without power in Franklin county at this time. Ameren does not have a reason for the outage or any information about a time when it may come back on. Benton is one of the cities impacted by this outage.
You can click here to see a map of the outages.
Ameren Illinois is working to correct the problem.