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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. – Power has been restored to more than 15,000 Ameren Illinois customers in the Metro East.

A spokesperson for Ameren says the outage occurred when a car hit a pole Monday.

Power was knocked out to residents in Caseyville, Fairview Heights, Swansea, O'Fallon, and Shiloh.

Service was restored by 2:30 p.m. Monday. Ameren Illinois asks anyone still without power to call 800-755-5000.

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