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Power being restored following overnight outages

WSIL -- Hundreds of homes are without heat or light as power companies work to restore services on a freezing Sunday morning.

Egyptian Electrical Cooperative Association says outages began shortly before 3 a.m. according to a spokesperson. Outages impacted around 430 customers in the Carbondale-Pomona area.

Crews restored service to hundreds of those homes by 7:32 a.m., according to PowerOutage.com

The spokesperson said the winds downed a power pole downed a power pole on Country Club Road in Jackson County, causing the outages. Egyptian says anyone with an outage should report it to the company.

More than 570 Ameren customers saw power outages Sunday morning, according to Ameren's outage map. Most of them occurred near the Grand Tower and Wolf Lake areas. Power came back on by 7 a.m.

At least eight customers are without power in the Carrier Mills-Stonefort area after outages began around 6:50 a.m. Power outages impacting around 40 customers near Carterville began around 7:35 a.m.

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Danny Valle

Danny Valle anchors News 3 This Morning on Saturday and Sunday and reports Monday-Wednesday at News 3 WSIL. He joined the team in 2017 as a morning producer, before becoming an anchor in 2018, and reporter in 2019. Danny graduated from SIU-Carbondale in 2015, earning a Bachelor’s in Electronic Journalism with a specialization in Sports Broadcasting.

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