Power Companies work to Restore Powerless Homes

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -  State officials say more power outages are expected today as electrical lines snap under the weight of ice and from falling tree limbs. Power companies are working to get heat and light restored to hundreds of thousands still out after a series of winter storms lashed Missouri over the weekend. State officials say the storm contributed to eight deaths, seven in auto accidents and one from carbon monoxide exposure. But the weather is expected to improve, with just a few lingering snow showers and flurries today. As of last night, 330,000 households still are without electricity. This morning, Ameren's share of those dropped from 130,000 to 98,000 in Missouri, mostly in the St. Louis region. Tens of thousands more in southwest Missouri are also in the dark, and about 13,000 new outages are reported in central Missouri. Ameren says all of its customers should be back in service by Wednesday night.

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