Ameren Illinois had a busy Monday in Fulton County with both a gas leak in Canton which forced an evacuation and a power outage. According to WBYS Radio, the gas leak prompted a two block area of Canton near 11th and Chestnut to be evacuated for a time as a precaution. The cause of the leak remained under investigation. Meantime, the power outage affected over five thousand customers in Fulton County and was caused by a blown arrestor which protects the transformer.
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