ALTON - Ameren Illinois spokesperson Brian Bretsch confirmed Friday after there was a 90-minute power outage earlier today in Alton.

"Approximately 2,700 customers were affected at 12:30 p.m.," he said. "The cause was determined to be a piece of equipment that malfunctioned and fell into a power line.

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"Crews quickly found the cause and were able to have the power safely re-routed from another circuit at 2 p.m. Friday."

Bretsch continued and said one customer will remain without power until approximately 4 p.m. to allow crews time to replace the piece of equipment.

"The outage location was near the Alton Lock and Dam," Bretsch said.

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