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SEC Restoring Power after Strong Winds Cause Widespread Outages


SEC Restoring Power after Strong Winds Cause Widespread Outages

 

CREWE, Va – All available Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) linemen are working to restore power to members across southern and central Virginia on Sunday morning after a night of high winds and heavy rain. 

As of 7:45 a.m, about 1,500 co-op members in 11 counties are without power due to strong winds and saturated ground throughout SEC service territory.

SEC reminds members to stay away from downed power lines or fallen trees/limbs that may be in close proximity to power lines. Do not attempt to move downed lines under any circumstances, and exercise extreme caution around any damaged electrical infrastructure.  Please report any damage to the Cooperative and/or local law enforcement in the event of an emergency.

Members should report power outages to SEC by calling 1-866-878-5514.  For outage information, check the SEC Outage Map here: http://outage.sec.coop/gridvu.

Members may get additional information on SEC’s various social media channels and on the SEC mobile app, available for free on most smartphones.

Southside Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative that serves over 55,000 homes and businesses in portions of 18 counties in central and southern Virginia. Headquartered in Crewe, SEC has district offices in Altavista, Crewe, Dinwiddie and Powhatan. For more information, visit: www.sec.coop/StormPrep.