Power Outage in Pekin, IL

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Menard Electric Coop
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Corn Belt Energy
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Pekin Power Outages Caused by Weather


May 7, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

A powerline was blown down on Jay Street in East Peoria.

Valley View - Valley View
May 7, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

A tree was blown onto powerlines.

Pekin - Pekin
May 7, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

A power pole caught fire on Winkler Road northeast of Mackinaw.

Lilly - Lilly
March 31, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

A tree and a few powerlines were blown down on Grosenbach Road.

Trail Park Gardens - Trail Park Gardens
December 10, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

Numerous power poles were blown down and siding was damaged on a house along Weir Road between Jacob Road and Wagonseller Road.

Parkland - Pekin Muni Arpt


March 14, 2019

A deep area of low pressure tracking from eastern Nebraska to northern Wisconsin produced very strong gradient winds across central and southeast Illinois on March 14th. As higher momentum air associated with a powerful low-level jet streak mixed to the surface, winds gusted as high as 60-65mph along and south of a Taylorville to Danville line where a High Wind Warning was in effect. Peak measured wind gusts included 67mph at the Lawrenceville Airport, 61mph at Capital Airport in Springfield, and 59mph at the Decatur Airport. Scattered wind damage was reported.

January 29, 2019

An Arctic cold front plunged through central Illinois on January 29th, bringing a bitterly cold airmass into the region. Temperatures bottomed out on the morning of January 30th when readings ranged from 15 below to 25 below zero everywhere north of the I-70 corridor. Record lows were observed at many sites, including 20 below zero at Peoria, 19 below zero at Lincoln, and a record-tying 14 below zero at Springfield. In addition, strong northwesterly winds gusting 25-35mph created dangerous wind chill readings of 40 to 50 below zero. Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington logged their all-time coldest wind chill of 53 below zero on the morning of the 30th. Winds gradually eased as the day progressed: however, actual air temperatures remained below zero along and north of I-72. With light winds and fresh snow cover, low temperatures once again fell into the teens below zero by the early morning of January 31st, with Peoria establishing a new record low for the date of 19 below zero. Temperatures finally warmed above zero by the afternoon of the 31st, but didn't substantially warm until February 1st when readings climbed well into the 20s and lower 30s.||Due to the historic cold outbreak, the governor of Illinois declared a State of Emergency. Hundreds of schools, colleges, and universities were closed. Illinois state offices were closed and the postal service cancelled service across much of west-central Illinois. AMTRAK suspended normal services as well. A water main leak in downtown Peoria caused the closure of City Hall. More than 500 customers lost power across portions of Peoria and Tazewell County for several hours on the morning of the 30th...mainly impacting the town of Hopedale. Illinois State Police transported 21 people from a broken down charter bus on I-55 in extreme southern Sangamon County to a nearby restaurant for warmth. In addition, frost quakes were reported during the peak of the cold at various locations around central Illinois.||One person died due to cold exposure during this event...an 82 year-old man in Marquette Heights.

July 5, 2018

Scattered slow-moving thunderstorms developed along old convective outflow boundaries during the afternoon and early evening of July 5th. Pockets of heavy rainfall occurred, with amounts exceeding 3 inches across portions of Peoria, Tazewell, and Vermilion counties. Localized flash flooding was observed, especially in Danville in Vermilion County where several cars were stalled in high water. Further southeast, thunderstorm wind gusts brought 5 power poles down west of Lawrenceville in Lawrence County.

August 4, 2014

An upper-level disturbance rotating around a deep low over the Great Lakes triggered widely scattered thunderstorms across north-central Illinois during the late afternoon and evening of August 4th. A few of the cells produced hail up to the size of quarters in Knox County and gusty winds that downed some trees and power lines in Tazewell County.


Ameren currently reporting more than 1,500 without power in Peoria | CIProud.com Open Navigation Close Navigation

UPDATE (9:05 p.m.) — Approximately 982 customers remain without power in Peoria as Ameren crews work to restore power Wednesday night. Ameren estimates that power should be restored at 10:45 p.m. This story will be updated when more information becomes available. PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Ameren outage map is currently reporting that more than […]

Jan 5, 2022

Ameren reporting thousands without power around Central Illinois | CIProud.com Open Navigation Close Navigation

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Ameren’s Outage map is showing several thousand people without power as high winds sweep through Central Illinois Wednesday. According to the outage map, over 1,126 are currently without power in Peoria, 1,225 are without power east of Spring Bay, 604 are reported to be without power near Bloomington-Normal, and 868 are […]

Dec 15, 2021

Ameren reporting power outages around Central Illinois | CIProud.com Open Navigation Close Navigation

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Ameren’s Outage map is showing several people without power around Central Illinois Friday night. According to the outage map, there are currently 83 without power southeast of Dunlap. 84 without power east of South Pekin. 966 without power near Manito. 139 are reported to be without power in Tremont. There is […]

Dec 10, 2021

Peoria-area weather: Morning storm causes damage and power outages

Meteorologist Matt Barnes said that it’s possible a tornado may have touched down, but won’t know for sure until a crew assessing damage returns. "An 80 or 90 mile-an-hour straight line wind can do an awful lot of damage too."

Jun 19, 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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Power in Pekin went off 30 min ago. What’s up?

Pekin panther | May 10, 2022  

Our power went out between 8 and 9pm last night.....it as still isn't on.

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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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Pekin, Illinois

City Pekin
County Tazewell
State Illinois (IL)
Country United States
Zip Codes 61554, 61555, 61558

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