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Crews to start on new power lines

Update: 4:19 pm, 11/19/13, Tuesday GIFFORD -- Crews are working around-the-clock to restore power.
Update: 4:19 pm, 11/19/13, Tuesday
GIFFORD -- Crews are working around-the-clock to restore power. Dozens of trucks were lined up as far as the eye can see. They worked throughout the night to put up posts. Tuesday, they were getting them wired. Ameren says the next step is to get the system up and running. They're confident that will happen in the next 48-hours.
Original: 11:18 pm, 11/18/13, Monday
GIFFORD -- One of the biggest efforts this week will be to get the power back on. Starting Tuesday, Ameren crews will be putting up new power poles. They hope to have the power back on by Wednesday. Village leaders are urging people to be careful throughout town.

Champaign County leaders are also asking homeowners not to start demolition until at least Wednesday. Gas crews have shut off the main line, but they want to make sure it's safe before anything gets torn down. Crews will also be in the area later this week to pick up debris left at the curb once that work begins.
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