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.
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.
As of Noon, our outage numbers have climbed to over 7,000 members without power. We have secured the assistance of 52 additional linemen from Taylor County RECC, Meade County RECC, Nolin Electric and Davis H. Elliott Contracting.
We are working as safely and swiftly as possible. Our employees will continue to work until all power is restored. We appreciate everyone's patience.
A heavy, wet snow fell across our service area last night. As a result, the weight of the snow has caused numerous trees and spans of wire to fall. As of 8:00 a.m., we have just over 4,000 members without power.
As temperatures drop this winter, many will look for supplemental heating sources for their homes. Space heaters can be an alternative for those who want to warm one area of their home without turning up the thermostat on the central heating system. However, space heaters are also responsible for 32 percent of house fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. If you are planning to use a space heater in your home this winter, review these tips to keep you, your family and your property safe.
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