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Strong Winds Snap Poles, Bring Down Lines in Fayette County
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

9 p.m.

About 630 Fayette County members remain without power this evening after strong winds snapped poles and brought down power lines this afternoon. Crews have been working throughout the evening and remain on site at several locations, making repairs.

Strong winds continue to move branches into power lines, resulting in momentary blinks, damage to fuses, and isolated outages throughout Southwestern's service are. Members are advised to be alert for fallen branches and to avoid downed and low-hanging power lines.