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Power restored to thousands who lost it

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UPDATE: 7/17/19 AT 6:10 P.M.

(WSIL) -- Based on the Ameren power outage map, it appears everyone in Union County now has power.

UPDATE: 7/17/19 AT 5:26 P.M.

(WSIL) -- We are learning more about when the power could be restored in Union County.

Brian Bretsch from Ameren tells News 3 they still do not know the cause of the outage in the Anna area, but they are currently rerouting power from another substation and hope to restore power to more customers very soon.

As soon as Ameren has a cause, they will let us know.

UPDATE: 7/17/19 AT 5:18 P.M.

(WSIL) -- Power has been restored for all users in Alexander and Pulaski counties. Only 12 people in Franklin County are without power, and 50 people in Jefferson County are still in the dark.

The majority of the outages, more than 1,250 people, are in Union County.

ORIGINAL STORY: 7/17/19 AT 5:00 P.M.

(WSIL) -- Thousands of Ameren Illinois customers are without power right now.

The provider reports outages in Alexander, Franklin, Jefferson, Pulaski and Union counties.

The Ameren website shows 97 percent of customers in Union County don't have power.

Ameren officials tell News 3 crews are working to determine the cause of the outage.

View: Ameren power outage map

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