Storms, high winds cause power outages in Springfield, IL

CWLP outages reported in Springfield due to high winds, storms

Steven Spearie
State Journal-Register
A tornado warned storm approaches Ashland, Ill., just west of Pleasant Plains, Ill., Monday, May 3, 2021. [Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register]

City Water, Light and Power crews were responding Sunday morning to power outages affecting three areas of Springfield due to stormy weather conditions.

Windy conditions and lightning have caused trouble in the electric system and forecast is calling for this to continue to about 10 a.m. Sunday.

The largest customer area affecting 1,030 customers along West Iles Avenue south of Outer Park Drive between Veterans Parkway and South MacArthur Boulevard.

A tree branch was found along lines and crews are trying to clear it.

Another outage area affecting 221 customers is an area north and south of West Jefferson Street between Meadowlark Lane and Churchill Road.

There are 47 customers south and east of Sangamon Avenue along 16th and17th streets affected in this outage as well.

See also: Severe storms march across Sangamon County, power lines downed

High winds of 41 MPH were recorded at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield Sunday morning, according to meteorologist Alex Erwin of the National Weather Service in Lincoln.

Stormy conditions were expected to diminish by midday with gusty winds around 25-30 MPH continuing into the evening hours.

There were no watches or warnings in the Springfield area.

For more information, visit https://outagemap.cwlp.com/.

This story will be updated.

Contact Steven Spearie: 217-622-1788, sspearie@sj-r.com, twitter.com/@StevenSpearie.