Belleville, IL (KTRS) A metro-east man is dead as a result of the powerful storms that moved through the area Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities say the man came into contact with a live power line while removing tree limbs at his Belleville home on South 18th Street. The victim’s name hasn’t been released.
Anyone who spots a downed power line should contact Ameren immediatedly.
The number for Ameren Illinois is 1-800-755-5000. The number for Ameren Missouri is 1-800-552-7583.