Crews Still Working Around The Clock To Restore Power
Darren Doyle, story:
Most of the remaining customers without power in the WRECC service area are in Edmonson County, near the Nolin Lake area. Crews restored power to approximately 1,000 customers around the lake yesterday and are working continuously to complete the restoration.
WRECC released the following update at 9:30 this morning:
March 8, 2023 (Bowling Green, KY) 9:30 a.m. Warren RECC staff and crews continue to work alongside visiting crews to fully restore power to our members. As of 9:30 a.m., we have approximately 2,600 members still without power.
We have made great progress since Friday afternoon, restoring more than 90% of our members. Since the beginning of the storm, we have recorded 365 broken poles and significant damage to both transmission and distribution lines across the service territory. We are still working with 55 additional crews and are working around the clock to get power restored as soon as possible.
We continue to ask for patience as we restore the remaining areas. We are in the stage of restoration where pole replacements, removing trees from power lines, and putting up lines allows us to turn the power on to just a few houses at a time. For the safety of our members and employees, please give us a call If you have a tree or limb down on a power line or very near a line so we can clear it for you.
Our goal is to complete the vast majority of the restoration by the end of the week. In the most severely damaged areas, some restoration efforts may last through the weekend.
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.
To see current outages, visit www.wrecc.com and click the “Current Outages” icon.