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.
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.
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