Less than 400 members of the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative are without power Thursday morning, and the company expects to have nearly all of them back online by the end of the day.
The majority of the remaining outages are in Warren, Madison, Greene, Fauquier, Frederick, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Orange and Hanover counties.
"Our crews made significant progress as they worked through the holiday yesterday making repairs," said Tim C. Martin, REC's vice president of operations and engineering. "We recognize the hardship endured by our members who remain without power, especially in this heat. Crews are giving their all to restore a sense of normalcy to all of our members today."
It will take crews weeks to make the permanent repairs needed. REC reminded members to immediately report any dangerous situations, such as downed power lines and to avoid areas where crews are at work.
To report a power outage, please call 1-800-552-3904 or visit www.myrec.coop and report your outage online. If the cause of the damage is evident, and you are reporting your outage by phone, please provide information concerning cause and location to the customer service representative. Callers with no additional information are encouraged to choose the automated reporting option. Members who rely on a smart phone can also access outage information and report an outage through the Cooperative's website.
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