Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
On Wednesday evening, a strong system of freezing rain caused outages that affected Warren RECC members across the eight-county service area. According to WRECC, approximately 7,000 members were without power at the peak of the event.
Ice and winds from the storm led to numerous downed lines and several broken poles.
"Crews worked through the night and will continue to work today until all outages have been restored," said WRECC's Kim Phelps in a statement. "In addition, crews from BGMU and South Kentucky RECC in Somerset have been dispatched to help aid in restoration."
Multiple local fire departments and first responders worked through the night to clear trees and limbs from roads. Superintendent of Edmonson County Schools Patrick Waddell announced this morning at 5:51am that school would be closed today, not because of slick roads, but because of hazardous conditions caused by the many downed lines and trees.
As of 8 am Thursday morning, Warren RECC has 173 outages with approximately 3,500 members without power. According to WRECC, there are still 851 Edmonson County customers without power. WRECC said they would have updates available from their social media accounts.