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Joe Richardson, Vice President of Communications
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Crews Restore Power to 160 Members
Monday, June 11, 2018

11 p.m.

As of 11 p.m., linemen had restored service to more than 160 members affected by this evening’s storm. About 65 members remain without power, and crews continue to make repairs throughout the co-op’s service area.

Early Monday evening, a strong storm brought high winds and lightning to the area, toppling trees, moving branches into power lines, and damaging fuses.

At 8:30 p.m., 225 members were without power. About half of the outages were located in Bond County. Members in Clinton, Fayette and Madison counties were also affected by the storm.

Members are cautioned to be alert for fallen branches and to avoid downed and low-hanging power lines.