Wind and ice continue to produce the potential for galloping lines and power outages in Southwestern Electric’s service area this evening. Cooperative linemen will be making repairs and responding to outages that occur overnight.
Southwestern Electric linemen and contract crews have been responding to outages and repairing damage throughout the co-op’s service area since Wednesday morning, when a winter storm broke poles, downed lines and damaged crossarms. While sustained winds have lessened this evening, strong gusts continue to produce galloping lines.
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.