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REC restores all power to customers

21 December 2020 Luray/Page County Shenandoah County Front Royal/Warren County Winchester Frederick County Clarke County News


 Late Saturday afternoon , Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) restored all outages related to winter storm Gail.

In an email from REC’s Director of communications and Public Relations Casey Hollins tells us.

Line crews, vegetation management teams and contractors worked continuously for two and a half days to repair downed power lines, set over 40 new poles and restore service to the more than 21,000 members who lost power at the peak of the storm.

Restoration efforts were possible due to the assistance from 32 crews and 130 mutual aid workers from neighboring electric co-ops.

Winter Storm Gail left crews to battle heavy ice in the rights of way as well as saturated soil, which made it impossible to bring trucks and equipment into many damage sites.

REC provides electric service to over 170,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties.

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