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Ameren Missouri Prepares for Winter Storm

Ameren employees placed on alert to respond to potential service disruptions

ST. LOUIS, MO - With a winter storm watch issued throughout most of Ameren Missouri's service territory, the company is

preparing operational teams to respond quickly in the event of service disruptions due to the forecasted ice accumulations.

Customer Safety Tips

Safety is the first and foremost concern during any weather event. Customers are reminded to:

• Call Ameren Missouri at 1.800.552.7583 to report downed lines and outages.

• Stay clear of downed power lines because these lines may still be energized. Also stay clear of brush, shrubs and downed trees that may hide downed lines.

• Additional winter storm safety tips are available at Ameren.com/safety.

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In preparation for the forecasted winter storm, Ameren Missouri is taking the following actions:

• Activating Ameren Missouri's Emergency Operations Center in anticipation of this weekend's storm. Co-workers and contractor personnel are on alert and ready for deployment to impacted areas. Ameren Missouri has also sent out an inquiry for mutual assistance to other utilities in case additional crews are needed.

• Utilizing Quantum Weather, a one-of-a-kind state-wide weather monitoring system linked to Saint Louis University's department of meteorology that provides predictions of severe weather hours in advance.

• Loading and preparing to deploy storm trailers filled with materials field crews need to perform service restoration work. Like mobile warehouses, trailers can be moved to various staging sites to provide materials close to impacted areas.

• Staying in close contact with the Missouri Department of Transportation to continue to monitor upcoming road conditions.

Customer Safety Tips

Safety is the first and foremost concern during any weather event. Customers are reminded to:

• Call Ameren Missouri at 1.800.552.7583 to report downed lines and outages.

• Stay clear of downed power lines because these lines may still be energized. Also stay clear of brush, shrubs and downed trees that may hide downed lines.

• Additional winter storm safety tips are available at Ameren.com/safety.

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