Updated: 11:35 a.m. Wednesday
Power went out Wednesday morning for about 1,500 Champaign households, but it didn't stay out long.
According to Ameren Illinois' power outage map , 1,538 customers in ZIP code 61820 were without power at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.
It was back on by about 11:25 that morning, said Ameren spokesman Leigh Morris.
The power went out when crews were working on a line. A piece of equipment failed, causing the outage, he said. But once it was replaced, power went back on for all those who lost it.