Thousands without power in Illinois and Missouri

Thousands of people were without power in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa this past weekend.

According to Ameren officials, the power outages in Adams County, Illinois started at 10:59 a.m. Sunday.

Officials said at one point there were 9,476 people without power in Adams Co. and 8,735 of those outages were in Quincy.

High winds are being blamed for the outages.

A Wind Advisory was in effect for the Tri-State area through 6 p.m. Sunday for wind gusts up to 50 MPH.

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for outage maps in Illinois and Missouri.

Maps still show communities in the St. Louis area and communities in and around LaHarpe, Taylorville, Pekin, Peoria, Washington and more without power.