News Room

Media Contact:
Communications Department, Southwestern Electric Cooperative
E-mail: joe.richardson@sweci.com 
Phone: (800) 637-8667

  • Southwestern Crews Restore Power to Edwardsville Area Members Thursday, March 14, 2019
    Southwestern Electric crews have restored power to 950 Edwardsville area members who lost service late this morning after high winds dropped a tree through power lines, damaging poles and breakers. As of 2 p.m., about 50 co-op members were without service.
  • High Winds Present Downed-Wire Dangers Thursday, March 14, 2019
    The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Southwestern Illinois. The advisory, which forecasts gusts reaching 60 miles per hour, will be in effect until 7 p.m. Members who see downed or sagging power lines should stay clear of the area and contact Southwestern Electric Cooperative at (800) 637-8667
  • About 1,130 Members Without Power; Gusting Winds Moving Limbs Into Powerlines Thursday, March 14, 2019
    Southwestern crews are responding to outages in several counties this hour as high winds pummel Missouri and Illinois, bringing down trees and moving limbs into power lines. As of 12:15 p.m., about 1,130 members were without power.
  • High Winds Causing Blinks, Isolated Outages Thursday, March 14, 2019
    Southwestern crews are responding to three outages this hour as high winds buffet the cooperative’s service area. About 210 members in Fayette County, south of Shobonier, are without power. Crews are patrolling lines to isolate the cause of the outage.
  • Damaged Fuse Interrupts Power; Crews Expect to Restore Service At Approximately 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2019
    About 360 members served by Southwestern Electric’s Edgewood Substation lost power shortly before 5:30 p.m. Engineering and operations teams sourced the outage to a damaged substation fuse. Crews are on site, and expect to have power restored around 7 p.m.
  • Crews Replacing Broken Poles; Power Restored to More Than 700 Members Sunday, February 24, 2019
    Crews are currently on site at several locations in Madison and Fayette Counties, replacing broken poles and repairing downed lines, working to restore power to about 40 members who remain without service this morning.
  • Crews Contend With High Winds; Restore Power to More Than 700 Members Sunday, February 24, 2019
    Linemen have restored power to more than 700 members this morning, working in challenging conditions as sustained high winds with strong gusts continue to rake the area.
  • Linemen Restore Power to More Than 500 Members Sunday, February 24, 2019
    Southwestern Electric crews are responding to widespread outages this morning as strong winds drop trees and limbs into power lines. As of 5:30 a.m., crews had restored power to more than 500 members. About 230 members remained without service.
  • Crews Continue to Make Repairs As High Winds Pummel Region Sunday, February 24, 2019
    Southwestern crews are responding to outages across the co-op’s service area this morning as high winds move limbs and debris into power lines. Current forecasts call for winds of 20 to 30 mph today, with gusts reaching 50 mph. The conditions make scattered outages likely through early evening.
  • Crews Making Repairs As Strong Winds Topple Trees, Whip Limbs Into Lines Sunday, February 24, 2019
    Southwestern crews are responding to multiple outages this morning as strong winds bring down trees and move limbs and debris into power lines. As of 4 a.m., about 760 members were without power.