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Ameren Reports 'equipment failure' for Ford County Power Outage

GIBSON CITY — Nearly 1,000 Ameren Illinois customers in Ford County were without power for more than two hours Wednesday evening, after equipment on a distribution line failed.

Ameren spokesman Leigh Morris said the outage, known as a “phase burn,”  was caused by an “equipment failure” on a distribution line.  It was in Gibson City at 5:17 p.m. The outage affected 461 customers in Gibson City, 255 in Melvin and 228 in Roberts, Morris said. Power was restored to all customers at 7:28 p.m.


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