Ameren on alert ahead of weekend weather

By WEEK Producer

Ameren on alert ahead of weekend weather

December 20, 2013 Updated Dec 20, 2013 at 6:53 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Ameren Illinois is on heightened alert ahead of this weekend.

A company spokesperson said Ameren is reviewing its response plan and vehicles are being prepped for potential power outages.

Freezing rain and ice can coat power lines, weighing them down until they break.

The emergency response center will be activated if needed.

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