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Ameren Mo. opens EOC to prepare for winter weather

MISSOURI (KFVS) -

Ameren Missouri's Emergency Operations Center opened at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to prepare for severe weather that is expected to affect their service territory.

Ameren Missouri employees who respond to outages have been asked to come to work on Thursday with their bags packed. As the weather develops, employees will be deployed to the hardest hit areas. They will continue to monitor the weather and add additional resources if needed.

Ameren Missouri reminds customers that safety is the first and foremost concern. The most important safety rule is to stay clear of downed power lines and always call Ameren Missouri at 1-800-552-7583 or 911 if you see downed lines. Assume all downed power lines are energized. Stay inside because you may walk into an energized power line. Stay clear of brush, shrubs and downed trees that may hide downed lines.

If you experience an outage, they encourage you to report it by going to the AmerenMissouri.com/outage or by calling 1-800-552-7583. Outage information and preparation information is available at the Ameren Missouri Outage Center at AmerenMissouri.com.

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