Ameren restores power in Champaign

Ameren restores power in Champaign

UPDATED 2:52 p.m. Thursday.

CHAMPAIGN -- Ameren crews restored power to nearly 2,500 customers Thursday in Champaign in ZIP codes 61820 and 61821.

Ameren spokesman Leigh Morris said a conductor burned about 1:30 p.m. at the Kirby Avenue substation. Morris said a
a crew was making repairs on a damaged conductor when another conductor came loose and fell into another line,
causing a short.

Shortly before 3 p.m., Morris said power has been restored.