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Thunderstorm safety tips from the American Red Cross

Even though we have snow on the ground, it is technically the second day of spring. That means thunderstorms will likely be headed our way in a few weeks.

When thunderstorms are rolling your way, stay safe with these helpful tips from the American Red Cross:

Power Restoration Is Complete

As of 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, Blue Grass Energy completed restoration of service to all members who lost power due to an early-week snowstorm. The 10” snowfall from this storm was very wet and heavy which caused broken limbs, power lines, and poles, causing over 8,331 members to be without power.  The southern part of the service area was most affected including Anderson, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, and Woodford Counties. 

1:00 p.m. Outage Update

As of 1:00 p.m. we have 27 outages causing 256 members to be without power. The locations are as follows:

Berea School Dist. - 1
Garrard - 18
Madison - 235
Mercer - 1
Woodford - 1

Outage numbers continue to drop

Outage numbers continued to decline overnight. As of 7:30 a.m., we have 54 outages remaining and 397 members without power. 

Anderson - 104

Berea School District - 1

Franklin - 2

Madison - 182

Mercer - 78

Washington - 2

Woodford - 21

We are still anticipating having all power restored sometime today. We sincerely thank each member for their patience during this extended outage.

Work Assignments For The Rest Of Today

As of 5:00 p.m. we have 210 outages remaining that are affecting 1,133 members. 

Our crew assignments for the rest of the night will impact the following areas:

Anderson, Mercer & Woodford Counties:

Fox Creek/Goshen

Delaney

Bonds Mill

Ninevah

Lanes Mill

River Road

Brown Store

Timber Creek

Arrow Springs

Cooper 

Lillards Ferry

Bunton 

Willisburg

Searcy School

Clay Lick

Short

Gilberts Creek

Outage Numbers As Of 12:00 P.M.

As of 12:00 p.m., our outage totals have dropped to 3,166. The majority of these are located in Anderson, Mercer and Madison counties. A breakdown is below.

Some crews are working in remote areas and restoration is taking longer in these locations. We thank each of you for your patience as we continue restoration efforts.

Outage Numbers Decline

As of 9:00 a.m. this morning, we have 267 individual outages causing a loss of power for 3,942 members. This is down from nearly 8,000 at our highest point yesterday.

Repairing damaged areas of our power grid can be very labor intensive and slow. However, we have nearly 120 operations personnel working in the field to restore power. 

How Power Is Restored

Restoring power after a major weather event is very labor intensive. However, there is a "method to the madness". This short video will explain how we decide where to start and where to go next.

 

 

 

Outage Numbers Declined During The Evening

This is lineman Thomas Walton working to restore power on Henry Lane in Nicholasville. He and all our linemen have been working diligently all day to rebuild some of the damaged areas of our power grid.

At the height of our outages today, we had over 8,000 members without power. That number is now 4,755. We will have employees working through the night to continue our progress. We will resume updates on social media and our website tomorrow no later than 7:30 a.m.

Outages Anticipated To Last Into Wednesday For Some Members

Sunday night, a very heavy, wet snow fell across a large part of our service area. The weight of the snowfall has caused numerous trees, limbs and wires to either sag or fall, resulting in over 7,000 members without power.

All BGEnergy crews have been working since early morning. By this evening, we will have an additional 61 linemen from other cooperatives and contractors assisting us in restoration.

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