Mid-Missouri Thaws Out as Power Returns

9 years 8 months 1 week ago January 16, 2007 Jan 16, 2007 Tuesday, January 16 2007 Tuesday, January 16, 2007 11:28:08 PM CST in News

Bailey spent the day cleaning out her refrigerator and getting her daycare center ready to reopen Wednesday.

"The rest of the week will be rocky, it's going to be a lot of trial and error, trying to get everything pretty much back into routine," Bailey said.

Bailey was originally planing on opening the daycare on Monday, but the power was still out.

"It was closed early Sunday evening because the weather was starting to get bad, the electricity wasn't back on yet. For the way it was sounding, we called Ameren several times and they had no clue when the power would come back on," Bailey said.

While Bailey was busy getting her daycare ready for Wednesday her daughter spent the day with her grandparents, who also just got their power back.

 "My grandson and I were going to run to the grocery store. We were starting to run a little low since we haven't been out since the storm hit," said grandfather Norman Bailey

Loose Creek is one of several communities that lost power due to the weekend's ice storms. Ameren UE workers told KOMU they're working on restoring power to the rest of Missouri and are making progress.

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