According to Ameren Illinois’ website, more than 7-thousand residents of Knox County were affected by power outages.
Unconfirmed reports from areas such as East Galesburg, Knoxville, Oak Run, and Maquon all indicated residents were without electricity.
Portions of Galesburg were also reported without power on Saturday, including traffic lights and homes.
Rain has been experienced Saturday afternoon in Galesburg and storms are expected to continue into the overnight hours according to the National Weather Service.
According to Ameren Illinois’ website, when power has been lost due to storm damage, crews first work to restore equipment that supplies the greatest number of residences.
Traffic lights were also reported inoperable in Galesburg. As of 5:00 p.m. around 30% of customers in Knox County were not receiving power.
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