Just over 100 REC member-owners remain without power after devastating Winter Storm Frida knocked out service to more than 98,000 homes and businesses last week. Crews already have discovered more than 630 broken poles.
REC expects most outages to be completed by late Wednesday night, but it is possible a handful could last into Thursday.
“While relatively few in comparison, these remaining outages involve complicated repairs that include multiple pole replacements to restore power to just a couple of homes at a time,” said Casey Hollins, Managing Director – Communications and Public Relations. “More than 1,200 REC crews, mutual-aid workers and contractors continue to blanket damage sites and make repairs as quickly and safely as they can.”
Of the remaining outage events, two in Louisa County are of note due to the complex nature of the damage. Both the Yanceyville Road area in Shannon Hills and the Warbonnet Trail area of Louisa sustained substantial damage, and crews continue to work on the complicated repairs needed to restore those outages.
Looking ahead, REC is closely monitoring the weekend weather forecast, which calls for a chance of more wintry weather. While forecasts can change, REC urges members to ensure they are prepared in the event of another potential storm.
For the latest on crew work locations and to find tips for how to prepare for storm, please visit myrec.coop.