Friday, August 3, 2012
An accident on Clayton Road left one person injured and shut off power to area residents for nearly 12 hours.
Power is restored to West County residents Friday after a crash on Clayton Road Thursday night near the border of Town and Country and Chesterfield. Town and Country police responded to the accident just west of Woods Mill Road around 7:30 p.m, but tell Patch the location of the crash, between Woods Mill Road and Village Green Parkway, is actually Chesterfield. West County EMS and Fire Protection District emergency crews also responded. According to West County Deputy Chief Jeff Sadtler, one car was involved in the accident in front of Target and hit a nearby utility pole head-on into. No word Friday on what caused the driver to leave the road and hit the pole. Sadtler said one man suffered "moderate" injuries in the crash and was taken to…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Outage crashed Mobil station computers at Clayton and Baxter roads; no gas at the pumps.
Chesterfield had 95 Ameren customers without power early Friday, after the majority of 1,445 customers' electricity was restored on Thursday by 6pm. Residents lost electricity about 4pm Thursday when a feeder line "failed" officials said. Parts of Ballwin and Wildwood went dark also. Ameren Illinois had some 4,000 customers without power at the same time. Chesterfield had power flickering off and on before the full-blown outage. When all but 23 customers were back online, the outages then crept back up into Friday morning. Initially, Ameren said the Chesterfield outage would be quickly rectified. The well-used Mobil gas station at Clayton and Baxter roads was not pumping gas after the outage, since the computer system crashed and was yet …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Shrubs, foliage vanish around electrical towers; protest signs appear along Schoettler Road at creek crossing. Ameren blamed.
Signs decrying the removal of trees, shrubs and other foliage on a creek bank at Schoettler Road in Chesterfield popped up on Sunday at the side of the road. On one side of Schoettler Road, the creek banks still have all the foliage, while the other side is barren. See photos accompanying. Several handwritten signs lined Schoettler Road facing drivers headed toward Highway 40/64. The signs apparently refer to the drastic clearing around several high voltage towers. They put blame on Ameren for the clearing. Chesterfield Patch will attempt to contact Ameren Monday about the claims on the signs. Here's what the signs said: The city of Chesterfield is moving forward with a $60,000 study of Schoettler Road for eventual upgrades to it, …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Trucks spotted in several spots.
Ameren, the electrical power company serving the Chesterfield area was trimming trees and other growth around above-ground power lines, Tuesday. The good weather brought out workers to the limited spots were lines are visible in Chesterfield. Most residential lines are underground in Chesterfield. However, last year, a tree fell on power lines behind Monarch Fire Protection District Firehouse No. 1 and took out power to businesses along Clarkson at Baxter roads for several hours. Dierbergs Market Place had the frozen foods section blocked to shoppers last year, to keep doors shut and foods frozen. Otherwise, generators were keeping the store open. Ameren took a lot of public heat several years ago when a winter ice storm knocked out power …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Evidence remained along Old Clarkson Road.
The location of an uprooted pine tree that caused a blackout Wednesday in a commercial area of Chesterfield was spotted cut up along Old Clarkson Road later. Ameren reported the uprooted pine tree fell on heavy feeder lines, and caused the outage about 11:45 a.m. on Nov 9. Ameren said the primary line was back supplying power an hour later, but some customers said they did not have power until at least 2 p.m. Winds gusted up to at least 25 mph Wednesday. Ameren said they sent workers Wednesay to take the tree off the power lines, and cut it up. Downed pine branches and sawed logs were visible Friday at a spot were an orange traffic cone sat along the road. Wires above had distinct loops on them, that may or may not be indications of repair…
Monday, May 23, 2011
To report outages, call Ameren at 800-552-7583.
Updated 8:15 p.m.: Ameren has said as of 7 p.m. that power has been restored for 35,000 people. According to a news release, about 72,000 people in the St. Louis area were without power due to early afternoon storms. The news release stated that work to restore power will likely continue through Wednesday. A better time estimate should be available Tuesday morning. As of 8 p.m., 220 people in ZIP code 63005 and 1672 people in ZIP code 63017 are still without power, according to Ameren's outage map. Updated 5 p.m.: As of 4:40 p.m., only 233 Ameren Missouri customers in ZIP code 63005 are without power. Just over 2,150 customers still don't have power in the 63017 ZIP code. Updated 3 p.m.: As of about 3 p.m., 1,303 Ameren Missouri customers …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The increase would amount to another $263 million for Ameren, which had a 10 percent increase last June.
About 200 people—mostly senior citizens—lodged complaints and gathered information on Ameren Missouri’s proposed 11 percent electric rate hike Feb. 22 in O'Fallon, MO. The rate hike projects a $263 million increase for Ameren. “It’s on the backs of the working class, the poor people,” said Saundra Austin, of O’Fallon. “We need a break.” Austin said she lives in subsidized housing, which takes one-third of her fixed income. “I had to lower my thermostat to 62 degrees this winter,” she said. The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) hosted a public hearing at O’Fallon City Hall to gather testimony from ratepayers and answer questions. It was one of a series of meetings being held statewide. The PSC, Missouri’s utility regulatory …
Friday, February 25, 2011
Also on today's PatchCast, information on Ameren's proposed electric rate hike and photos from Kellison Elementary's presidential celebrations.
Local Reaction and Doubt as 2010 Census Numbers Are Released: Town and Country and Manchester leaders react Thursday to 2010 census numbers and Manchester's Mayor says he's not sure they're correct. Brentwood's Population Overtakes Maplewood in Latest Census: Some 2010 census data was made public on Thursday afternoon. Ameren Rate Hike Request "Tough to Swallow": Residents voice concerns over the rising costs, which could come less than a year after a 10 percent rate increase. History Comes Alive as Kellison Students Celebrate Presidents: Amy Wiedemann’s first-grade class learns about the presidents in style.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Rain and sleet are predicted for Monday night. Forecasts say Tuesday will bring snow.
Emergency officials are planning for a half-inch to an inch of freezing rain and ice, topped by about a foot of snow as the perfect winter storm bears down on the St. Louis area from the west. “Whatever you get, it’s going to be in a large amount,” said Jim Kramper of the National Weather Service. “We’re fairly confident this is a big storm.” The build up of ice, a large amount of snow and dropping temperatures are predicted to cause major problems and possible power outages. Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency late Monday afternoon and activated the National Guard in preparation for the storm. The National Guard will be available to assist local emergency agencies, a news release from the governor’s office stated. St. Louis …