Ameren Illinois and the American Red Cross are also preparing for the blizzard.
On Monday, Ameren illinois activated its Emergency Operations Center to the orange level.
This means the Utility is anticipating as many as 100-thousand outages with five thousand to 75-hundred emergency calls.
Tuesday during the noon hour Ameren Illinois spokesman Neal Johnson spoke with News 25.
For more information or to see where the power outages are visit the Ameren Illinois website. http://www.AmerenIllinois.com