Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County Schools will be closed Monday, March 6, 2023 as a result of power outages and storm damage throughout the county.
"In addition to the many trees down and other damage the county has seen, our latest reports show that more than 3,000 Edmonson County residents are still without power," said Brian Alexander, Superintendent of Edmonson County Schools. "Not only that, there are several low-hanging power lines along our bus routes that we don't feel comfortable for the safety of our students for transportation. There are also several hazards remaining at many bus stop locations."
WRECC has been joined by crews from as far as Florida to help restore power to the region and have been working nonstop since Friday’s storms. Kim Phelps, Senior Communications Director for WRECC, released an update early today.
The statement read as follows:
"Warren RECC staff and crews continue to work alongside visiting crews to fully restore power to our members. As of 3:30 p.m., we have approximately 14,700 members still without power.
With the assistance of additional crews on the ground today, we have been able to make good progress on our restoration plan. At this point, we have 541 outages. We continue to ask for patience as we restore the remaining areas. We are working around the clock to get power restored as soon as possible.
Once again, we would like to remind everyone to avoid work areas. We want to keep everyone as safe as possible during our restoration efforts.
We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available. Please remember to stay away from downed power lines. If you see a downed power line, please report it to one of our outage lines: In Warren County call 270-843-9710. Outside Warren County, call 1-888-604-4321."
The day off from school will NOT be an NTI day. Supt. Alexander said without power and internet service, student's ability to do school work tomorrow would be severely hindered.
"Safety is always our main concern and the school board and I believe the safe thing is to close on Monday," said Alexander.
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