Southside Electric Cooperative restores power to 98% of members

Southside Electric Cooperative restores power to 98% of members
Since this morning, 937 personnel went out to the field to restore service. (Source: KAIT-TV)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Crews from Southside Electric Cooperative have now restored power to 98% of members who were affected by the ice storm.

As of Feb. 25, at 11:00 a.m., 681 SEC members remain without power.

Restoration efforts continue with crews in the field throughout SEC territory.

“Estimating full restoration has been a challenge for us as the region has continued to see precipitation causing saturated ground and unstable terrain. Our line crews in the field have worked in unimaginable conditions to meet the ambitious goal we set for restoration by Friday,” said Jeff Edwards, CEO of SEC. “We are pleased to say today that, because of their hard work and dedication to the member-owners of SEC, we are on track to meet our commitment to have 99% of members’ power restored by the end of the day on Friday.”

The largest numbers of remaining outages are in rural parts of Dinwiddie, Lunenberg and Brunswick counties.

“Some outages are the result of structural damages at the location of the outage incident that requires site-specific local government permits before power can be restored. SEC believes those infrequent cases will make up the 1% of outages that may remain after Friday,” SEC said.

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