LAURA, Ill. (WEEK) — UPDATE: The road is reopened as of 12:45 p.m.
ORIGINAL: Illinois Route 78 is closed at U.S. Route 150 near Laura in rural Peoria County due to downed power lines.
Ameren is responding to the scene. About 6,700 Ameren customers were without power across Central Illinois as of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, with many of the outages concentrated in Knox County and western Peoria County, Scattered outages are reported across the rest of Central Illinois.
Ice weighing down power lines are likely to blame for many of the outages Tuesday.