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Joe Richardson, Vice President of Communications
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Crews Continue to Make Repairs After Storm
Saturday, July 14, 2018

6 p.m.

As of 6 p.m., linemen had restored service to more than 700 members affected by this afternoon’s storm. About 51 members remain without power, as crews continue to make repairs in Effingham, Fayette and Madison Counties.

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

Southwestern personnel will continue making repairs until service is restored. 

Members are cautioned to avoid all downed and low-hanging power lines. Lines may be energized, or become energized without warning.