Southwestern Electric operations and engineering personnel are prepared for what may be a busy day for Southern and Central Illinois utility crews.
On Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued a wind advisory effective from noon today through 2 a.m., Dec. 16. The advisory calls for steady winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts reaching 55 mph. Strong winds may bring down branches and trees, and snap powerlines and utility poles. Please be alert for sagging or fallen lines and treat every powerline as if it’s energized.
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.