Update: Tornado rips through part of cooperative territory
Over 1,200 cooperative members are without power after storms rolled through Saturday evening.
- 12/2 12:10PM update -
Should have everyone back hot except a few individual stragglers the guys will now work on.
Appreciate everyone’s patience during this storm related outage.
- 12/2 10:50AM update -
Crews working long and hard over night. Still have about 750 members out. Crews working with Ameren to get some transmission poles and lines back up that feed Grove City and Taylorville substations. Posting another tornado picture. There were reports of multiple tornados across our western territory that had our crews scrambling. The other picture is of some damage and Ameren Crews working. Prayers for all those in Taylorville, Stonington and other areas affected by the tornados. Also, prayers for the line crews working through the night and into today trying to get power restored. Thank you for your paitence!
- 12/2 1:25AM update -
Cooperative line crews picking up a few of the outages but still over 1,000 members with out power. Cooperative has about 15 poles down. We are working with Ameren to get two substations power.
- 12/1 10:40PM update -
Crews are working on downed poles and other storm related damage this evening. There is no estimated time power will be restored at this time. Here are a few pictures around Stonington and a couple from Taylorville. We don't serve the city of Taylorville but we do serve surrounding areas.
As always, stay away from any downed power lines.