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Communications Department, Southwestern Electric Cooperative
E-mail: joe.richardson@sweci.com 
Phone: (800) 637-8667

Power Restored in Fayette County
Thursday, May 23, 2019

12:05 p.m.

The power outage affecting 1,200 Southwestern Electric members in Fayette County this morning was sourced to an Ameren transmission line fault. At about 10:20 a.m., a tree fell into the line, interrupting power to Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s Sefton and Confidence substations.

The outage affected members in an area that extends from Herrick south to St. Peter, and from Vandalia east to St. Elmo. Southwestern Electric and Ameren crews patrolled lines to identify the source of the outage.

Crews restored power shortly after 12 p.m.