Cooperative Continues Restoration Effort

Cooperative Continues Restoration Effort

After A&N Electric Cooperative crews worked through the night just under 150 members remain without power as of 6 a.m. due to outages associated with the coastal storm.

“Our crews did a tremendous job tracking down the cause of our outages and restoring power quickly overnight,” said Kelvin Pettit, ANEC’s Vice President of Operations. “All available crews will continue to work through today until all our outages have been addressed.”

The storm passed through the region causing widespread power outages for electric cooperatives and other electric utilities in the state. High, gusting winds were an obstacle for the cooperative’s restoration effort throughout the day Friday.

“We appreciate our members’ continued patience as we’ve worked to restore power throughout this storm,” Pettit said.

A wind advisory has been issued for the area until noon today. Winds are out of the Northwest between 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 to 50 mph. Strong wind gusts may cause downed tree limbs and small trees. Scattered power outages are possible, according to the National Weather Service.

Members are reminded that short power interruptions, referred to as “blinks,” can be common during storms such as this. A small number of blinks can be the distribution system attempting to fix an issue to avoid a total power outage. However, frequent or a prolonged series of blinks could indicate an issue that the Cooperative needs to address. If you experience this issue please notify us by SmartHub app or by phone and explain the problem.

Please continue to report any outages or issues with the electric distribution system to the cooperative by using SmartHub or by calling 1-800-431-2632 or 757-787-9750.

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