Outages from winter storm restored

A two-day push finally came to an end on Thursday as the cooperative restored the final outages from our latest winter storm. Central Electric crews, along with other co-op and contract crews from Pee Dee EMC, Randolph EMC, Lee Electrical Construction and Xylem Tree Experts restored power to over 4,000 members.

Crews faced slow working conditions due to the treacherous road conditions. Heavy snow accumulation on treetops caused them to lean and come in contact with power lines, creating a large number of small scattered outages.

The cooperative appreciates the patience of its members during the aftermath of the storm, as crews worked tireless and diligently to restore service as quickly and safely as possible. The resiliency of the cooperative network was displayed this week, evident by the quick response from crews across the state to help respond to the storm.