Cooperative Nears Completion of Restoration Efforts
July 9, 2012
REC crews continue to work on restoration efforts from the severe storms that caused damage and power outages Sunday afternoon and evening. Linemen from all three of the Cooperative’s district offices are working to restore service. As a result of the storms, nearly 8,500 members were without power. As of 7:30 a.m. 160 remain without service.
“We had broken poles and a lot of tree damage,” said Rhonda F. Curtis, REC’s manager of cooperative communications. “These storms were sudden and intense, causing a lot of wind damage in the areas they moved through. Crews worked through the night to restore power and will continue to do so until all power is restored.”
Severe storms moved through the area late Sunday afternoon causing damage in the Cooperative’s Culpeper district and in Essex, King William and King and Queen Counties. Scattered outages occurred throughout the remainder of REC’s service area.
“Being without power is an inconvenience, especially when so many of our members were impacted by last week’s destructive storm,” added Curtis. “We appreciate the patience and understanding of our members as we work to repair the damage from this latest storm.”
Members without power should call 1-800-552-3904 to report their outage. For updates on current outages, visit the REC website at www.myrec.coop/outage-center.
REC provides electric service to over 155,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., Rappahannock maintains more than 16,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For information about REC, please visit www.myrec.coop.