REC restores power following storms

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative restored power to most of their members who experienced outages during Wednesday’s storms.

Most outages were due to uprooted or broken trees near power lines and poles.

As of 2 pm, under 360 members remained without power.

Those homes were in the hardest hit areas of northern Culpeper and Fauquier counties.

REC wants members to keep in mind that repairs must be done in a sequential manner with main lines coming first then individual tap lines.

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REC continues restoring power

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative restored power at thousands of members’ homes on Friday who lost power from Thursday’s snowstorm.

Roughly 21,000 locations remain without power.

REC estimates that the majority of those will be resolved by the end of the weekend.

REC has benefited from the help of hundreds of mutual aid crews from across the country to work alongside their field employees in continuing repairs.

Progress updates can be checked through their newly enhanced outage map located at or RECs social media pages.

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News Maker Casey Hollins on REC and avoiding disconnection

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) is asking their 5,000 member owners who are behind on their bills to contact them as soon as possible.

In our latest News Maker segment we spoke with REC Managing Director of Communications and Public Relations Casey Hollins.

Casey tells us what members owners who are behind can do to avoid possible disconnection.

Casey also tells us about organizations that are able to help if circumstances are overwhelming for those who are behind.

The good news is brought to you by the Town of Front Royal.

Here is Casey’s interview.

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REC protects animals and your power supply

winter storm outages

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) is implementing a program to protect wildlife as well as your power supply.

REC is deploying animal guards on transformers and other related equipment.

Squirrels alone can cause 1,000 outages in a single year.

To protect both the critter and your power supply some REC poles have even been wrapped in plastic and padding to prevent the relentless little scamps from climbing and damaging equipment.

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