High, record-breaking temperatures Thursday of 108 degrees pushed electrical usage to the max apparently, with Chesterfield having sporadic service and some total power outages as the afternoon wore on.
UPDATE 6:15 p.m.: Customer count down to 48 outages in Chesterfield 63017 zipcode Thursday, down from 1,445 two hours earlier.
High temperatures Thursday pushed electrical usage to the max apparently, with Chesterfield having sporadic service and total power outages.
As of 4:50 p.m., Ameren showed 1,445 customers without electricity in the 63017 zipcode. Chesterfield's other zipcode, 63005, did not show any outages.
Ameren maps showed parts of Ballwin, Ellisvile and Wildwood with power out as well.
A feeder power line to a substation apparently "failed" according to Ameren, but was expected to be limited in its failure.
Earlier in the day, Chesterfield's cooling station in Chesterfield Valley sent word it was closing for the afternoon because of power outages.
The station, in the city's Parks and Recreation administrative building at Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex, just opened yesterday, Wednesday, as temperatures began to rise.
It was a 24-hour station initially.
If folks need other cooling stations, contact the United Way or 2-1-1 from a landline phone.
Illinois has some 4,000 without power at the same time, according to KSDK.com