Power Outage in Galesburg, IL

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Galesburg Power Outages Caused by Weather


March 31, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

A power pole was blown down and a tree was knocked over in the Galva Cemetery along Highway 17.

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January 1, 2021 - Ice Storm

Numerous observers measured between 0.25 and 0.30 ice across Knox County. The heavy ice accumulation snapped many tree branches, caused scattered power outages, and created slick and hazardous travel conditions.

August 10, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

Numerous tree branches and power lines were blown down across Galesburg.

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May 14, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

Several power poles were blown down in Galesburg.

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November 27, 2019 - High Wind

Westerly winds increased to around 40mph with gusts of 50-60mph. Numerous large tree limbs and power lines were blown down. In addition, two semi trailers were blown over on I-74 in northwest Knox County.



June 15, 2016

A cold front interacting with a highly unstable airmass triggered severe thunderstorms across east-central and southeast Illinois during the afternoon of June 15th. The storms mainly impacted locations along and south of a Paris...to Mattoon...to Shelbyville line. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down and hail up to the size of quarters was reported.

February 26, 2013

Low pressure tracking from Oklahoma into the Ohio River Valley brought heavy snow to west-central Illinois during the morning and early afternoon of February 26th. In excess of 4 inches fell along and west of the Illinois River, with the highest totals of 5 to 8 inches occurring across portions of Stark, Knox, and Schuyler counties. Several road closures and power outages were reported due to the heavy, wet snow and 25 to 35 mph winds.


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Aug 12, 2022

Why are there power outages in Galesburg? | wqad.com

Power went out to hundreds Tuesday morning, April 20 in the Galesburg area. Ameren Illinois reported vehicle damage as the cause.

Apr 20, 2021

Over 24,000 Ameren customers without power during storms in Illinois | CIProud.com Open Navigation Close Navigation

ILLINOIS (WMBD) — Over 24,000 power outages are being reported right now on the Ameren Illinois Power Outages Map. This is at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Nearly 13 percent of Peorians are without power as of 9:24 p.m. In Peoria County, over 130 customers are without service and there are over 7,600 power outages reported. Pekin […]

Jul 11, 2020

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there was a short outage about 15-20 minutes ago that was soon followed by a loud pop. the traffic lights and train hut at the Beckwith crossing are still out at the moment

jacob hawes | May 11, 2022  

Power went out about 25 minutes ago and continues its outage.

Lanson Becker | February 24, 2019  

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Power Outage FAQs

What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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Galesburg, Illinois

City Galesburg
County Knox
State Illinois (IL)
Country United States
Zip Codes 61401, 61402

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