Another Midwest Storm- Another 160,000 Without Power in St. Louis

For the third time in 6 months a massive storm hit the St. Louis region… And, for the third time in 6 months over 160,000 lost power in the St. Louis region.

This is getting a little old…

Ice covered branches cover a lawn in the St. Charles neighborhood in St. Louis Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007. St. Louis was hit with an ice storm overnight that left more than 100,000 people without power. This is the second severe ice storm with extensive power outages in St. Louis this winter. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

Another ice storm hit the midwest this weekend and knocked out power in thousands of homes in the region:

(KSDK) — 133,000 Ameren customers are still without power tonight with more than 30,000 of those are in St. Charles County. And those numbers could climb as the weather continues to detoriate.

Prolonged winter weather will impact the region tonight. Areas of freezing rain will overspread the area with a large swath of moderate to heavy precipitation sweeping northeast.

For the second time in two months, iced over trees are causing power outages, leaving thousands cold and in the dark forcing Ameren crews on the scramble, working to restore power before the next wave of ice and wind.


Fallen tree limbs weighted with ice caved in the roof of a parked car in Springfield, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007. (AP)

Previously:
St. Louis Gets Slammed With Ice- 500,000 Without Power!
300,000 Still Without Power After Worst St. Louis Ice Storm Ever
19 Dead, 243,000 Still Without Power & Heat in St. Louis Region

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