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Joe Richardson, Vice President of Communications
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Outage Affecting Members in Fayette and Effingham Counties
Thursday, November 1, 2018

9:30 p.m.

About 1,200 Southwestern Electric members in Fayette and Effingham counties lost service shortly before 8 p.m. Crews from Ameren and Southwestern Electric surveyed a transmission line which supplies power to the cooperative's Sefton and Confidence Substations, located north and south of Brownstown, respectively.

Southwestern crews have sourced the outage to a damaged lightning arrestor at the cooperative's Sefton Substation. Linemen are on site making repairs and expect to restore power by 10:30 p.m.