Ameren crews are working 17 hours a day to restore service

Ameren crews are working 17 hours a day to restore service

Ameren Illinois Senior Director of Division Operations South Craig Gilson says power company crews are working all day and into the night to restore electric service. He says they’re on duty for 17 hours and off for seven.

If you saw a power company vehicle in your neighborhood some time ago but still have no electricity, somebody’s working on it. Craig Gilson with Ameren Illinois says some electric company workers go out to figure out what the line workers need to do before calling them in to do it.

The bottom line is: restoring power to everyone after Monday’s wind storm is taking longer than anyone likes, but it starts with assessing the damage so the right crews and equipment can be assigned.

Gilson says everyone needs to do their own damage assessment. If the service line has been ripped from the side of your home, you’ll need to hire a professional electrician to fix that.

Gilson was on WCMY’s Morning Mix program Wednesday.