After a long night of high winds, line crews resumed work at 6:00 a.m. this morning. We currently have 27,582 members without power, all across our 10 county service area. We are working now to clear roadways to gain access to our lines in many areas. The next step is to clear trees off the lines and survey the extent of damages. We have all line crew and right of way employees working, as well as several contract crews that came in to assist. We will gain additional crews to assist, as EMCs and contractors in other parts of the state, and other states, release them to us. This will be a massive undertaking. In many areas, the destruction is severe. We ask for your patience and understanding as we work hard to get the job done.
As always, please stay away from any downed power lines. ALWAYS assume they are still energized and stay clear.