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Restoration Efforts Continue, Likely Complete By Midday Tomorrow

A&N Electric Cooperative crews continue restoration efforts on Friday hours after Tropical Storm Michael passed through the area.

The cooperative’s service territory experienced some significant damage to power lines and poles as a result of fallen trees and limbs battered by Michael’s high winds. That damage has led to some prolonged outages. As of 4 p.m. about 900 members remain without power as a result of 80 individual outage events.

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.”

​​​​​​​High winds expected through the night, Co-op Crews will continue outage restoration

While A&N Electric Cooperative crews will work around the clock restoring power to our members, high winds are expected to last through the night and into Saturday, hampering the cooperatives restoration effort.

As of 7 p.m. the number of members without power had risen to just over 900. The majority of outages are located in northern Accomack County, with some scattered outages in central Accomack and in Northampton County.

ANEC continues power restoration efforts during storm

A&N Electric Cooperative is reporting that as of 9:00 a.m. about 100 members were without power due to heavy winds affecting the Cooperative’s service area. This number is expected to fluctuate during the duration of the storm as crews work to restore power and high winds continue to affect portions of the cooperative's distribution system.

Scattered outages remain in some areas of Accomack County.

How A&N Handles Power Outages

Thunderstorms, hurricanes, snowstorms and even technical problems can all lead to power failures. We try and avoid power outages, but some outages can't be avoided.

During an outage A&N Electric Cooperative crews work to restore power to the largest number of people first. After transmission and distribution lines are fixed, the cooperative’s crews then fix problems in smaller neighborhoods or problems with individual homes.