The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 15, 2013

Power restored in Catlin



An insulator failure left 7,600 customers in the dark for an hour Friday morning in an area stretching from Catlin to Philo.

Leigh Morris, a spokesman for Ameren Illinois, said the insulator failure was caused by lightning damage from a previous storm.

“It finally failed today,” Morris said late Friday morning. “It caused a wire to break, so we had to switch service around.”

The power went out around 5:50 a.m., but Morris said power was restored by 6:49 a.m. Friday.