Ameren Illinois helping customers pay bills

Most Ameren Illinois customers' power is back after a car crashed into a wire Monday.

In an email, Ameren said a vehicle clipped a guy wire at the intersection of Frontenac and West Delmar in Godfrey.  The vehicle left the scene.

The guy wire was hit hard enough that it caused a power line to snap and fall across the intersection.

Ameren Illinois started receiving calls before noon about the outage, which affected 2,200 customers.

Crews arrived to make the scene safe for repairs. As of 2:40 p.m. all but 15 customers had their power restored.

The remaining customers should have their power restored when the final repairs are made.

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