Winter storm knocks out power for thousands of REC members
More than 14,000 member-owners of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) are still without power after yesterday’s winter storm dropped rain, ice and heavy wet snow throughout much of the state.
REC’s line crews, vegetation management team and contractors are out in force, making repairs and restoring service as quickly and safely as they can.
Saturated soil has led to downed trees, which has contributed to the outages, and has made accessing damage sites more challenging.
“Our crews are mobilized and will work through the night until power is restored for all member-owners,” said Casey Hollins, director of communications and public relations in a news release.
As a safety reminder, if you see a downed power line, please stay clear of it and anything that could be in contact with the line. Always assume a downed line is energized, and call REC to report it.
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