Photos: Thousands still without power in South County after storms

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A tree fell on a pool in St. Louis County in storm damage Monday, Aug. 10, 2020.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

Thousands of people in South County are waiting to have their electricity restored after powerful storms rolled through Monday night. So far, Ameren Missouri does not have an estimate when power will be restored, but said crews were working overnight to restore power to more than 70,000 households.

Not everyone will have power restored today, Ameren told The Call.

”Our crews worked overnight to restore power to over 50k customers,” a spokeswoman wrote in an email. “Crews are now working diligently to repair extensive damage caused by severe weather. Restoration times are unknown due to the breadth of damage. Many customers will not be restored today. Customers are encouraged to visit Ameren.com/OutageCenter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date restoration information.”
The Crestwood Police Department posted on Facebook that it has received several calls about wires down or branches in wires. No one should attempt to touch or remove a downed wire, the department reminded members of the public. Instead, contact Ameren to repair it.

“Do not approach it or stand under it,” the department wrote. “Take care Crestwood, and have a great day!”
The storms hit Oakville especially hard. One area had 43 separate outages for 1,331 customers without power as of 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, but by 8:30 a.m., power had been restored to some of those customers.

Along Lemay Ferry Road in Oakville, two significant outages left 988 customers without power.

About 667 customers are without power near Butler Hill Road and Interstate 55, in an outage that started around midnight.

About 700 households are waiting to have power turned back on in neighborhoods along the Tesson Ferry Road area of Concord.

About 250 customers are without power in Affton, divided among several smaller outages of about 75 each.

Crestwood appears to be less hard hit by the storms, but 189 customers are currently without power along Pardee Road by Grant’s Farm. Several small outages are spread throughout the city.

Lemay had a series of smaller outages that still add up to hundreds left without power.

Fenton also has hundreds of people without power this morning.

If you have photos of storm damage or those helping to clean up after it, send them to us at photos@callnewspapers.com. See a gallery below of photos of storm damage, including a tree that fell into a pool in St. Louis County.