Outage Restoration Nears Completion
April 7, 2017
REC is reporting that under 450 outages remain in the wake of yesterday's severe weather event. Line crews worked around the clock to restore power to over 20,000 REC members after storms passed through the service area on Thursday, April 6.
"In almost every situation they encounter, crews are faced with removing trees from tangled power lines," said Robbie Beard, western region manager for REC. "The most time-consuming repairs require replacing broken poles and crossarms."
The majority of REC members will have power restored by Friday evening. Crews will continue making repairs until all power is restored. As they continue working, they are now repairing lines serving individual homes. The remaining members may not have their power restored until Saturday.
As the final outages are restored, we would like to thank our cooperative members for their support and patience as crews continue to work as quickly and safely as possible to restore power. We would also like to thank the line crews for their dedication and determination.
REC provides electric service to over 161,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., Rappahannock operates and 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 us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or our website, www.myrec.coop.