Clicks McGee, Edmonson Voice
Power was restored to near 100% of WRECC customers in Edmonson County by Thursday, but more downpours and strong winds caused additional problems for residents this afternoon.
Reports of more downed trees, limbs, and debris came in from all parts of the county and several reports of flash flooding were given out along the south western areas.
Washington Street and Brownsville City Park were temporarily closed due to a large tree blocking the roadway at the park entrance. Willie Webb Road bridge remained underwater this afternoon.
At 4:23pm, WRECC released a statement that said "For the second consecutive day, storms have caused power outages across Warren RECC’s service area. At 3 p.m. today, there were approximately 10,000 members without power. By 4:20 p.m., that number had decreased to 5,000. There are reports of downed trees and several broken poles."
They also reported that crews from other electric utilities are helping to restore power. As of 5pm, WRECC reported that 152 Edmonson County customers were without power.
To report downed power lines or power outages, call 270-843-9710 in Warren County; outside Warren County, call 1-888-604-4321.