More than 1,250 Southwestern Electric members remain without power today after a strong storm broke poles and brought down power lines this morning.
About 1,100 members served by Southwestern Electric’s Pocahontas Substation have been without power since 10:55 a.m., when an Ameren transmission line that energizes the substation failed. Ameren and Southwestern Electric operations and engineering teams are working to identify the source of the outage. As of 1 p.m., no estimated time of restoration was available.
Members who see downed or sagging power lines should stay clear of the area and contact Southwestern Electric Cooperative at (800) 637-8667. In addition, people clearing debris should look for sagging or fallen wires before they begin working and treat every powerline as if it’s energized.