Over 400 without power in Jackson County, IL
Ameren Illinois crews are working to restore power in the Elkville and Hallidayboro area.
Spokesperson Brian Bretsch says around Noon on Thursday power went out for over 1,700 customers in the Desoto, Vergennes, Hallidayboro, and Elkville area.
The power went out because a lightning arrestor failed.
Crews were able to switch power over to another line, bringing all but 426 customers back online. Those in the Elkville and Hallidayboro area were still without power.
Upon further investigation, crews found that a transformer had failed at the Elkville substation.
A substation crew from Marion is taking a portable substation to the Elkville substation to try and restore service.
Bretsch says right now they expect power to be back on between 9:00 and 9:30 p.m.
Ameren customers are encouraged to report any power outage to Ameren by calling 1-800-755-5000.