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Power outage in Madison County; 25,000 customers affected

ALTON, Ill. – Tens of thousands of people in Madison County have been without power on this cold winter night.

Ameren Illinois updated the public via Twitter around 7:30 p.m. stating they were working on an outage affecting Alton, Godfrey, Brighton, Hartford, and Bethalto caused by an equipment issue inside one of their substations. At its height, more than 25,000 customers lost power.

In Cottage Hills, the fire protection district opened its doors as a warming shelter for anyone who was still experiencing an outage throughout the cold night.

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