News Flash Home
The original item was published from 3/4/2023 3:17:00 PM to 3/8/2023 4:00:43 PM.

News Flash

Home

Posted on: March 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Heavy winds cause widespread power outages

IMG_4684

⚠️ EXTENDED OUTAGES EXPECTED ⚠️

3:10 UPDATE: Our crews are continuing to restore power to affected customers. We have approximately 600 remaining customer outages. These remaining outages require significant restoration work due to the replacement of broken poles and lines. 
We are currently estimating to have all remaining outages restored by Monday. We will work to have power restored sooner if possible. 
We understand the frustrations of customers that are still affected, and we appreciate your patience as our crews continue to work to restore your power.
7:20 AM UPDATE: We have approximately 850 customers remaining without power. Crews are still working on power outages; additional help is expected to arrive this morning to restore power. We do not have an estimated time of restoration for all customers at this point due to the amount of damage sustained to the system. The top wind speed measured in Springfield yesterday was 74 MPH.
10PM UPDATE: Crews are still working on power outages and are continuing to restore power to customers. Please know that some areas with outages will take a significant amount of time to restore due to the heavy damage sustained. 
We expect to have the number of customers without power to be under 1,000 by the end of the night - down from the approximately 6,000 customers originally without power earlier. We appreciate your patience as our crews work through the largest weather-related power outage event that we have had in years.
6:45 PM UPDATE: At this time, we have approximately 1,600 customers without power. 
6:45 PM UPDATE: At this time, we have approximately 1,600 customers without power. 
5:10 PM UPDATE: Out of our approximately 9,000 electric customers, we started with approximately 6,000 without power due to the wind event today. As of 5:10 p.m. we have approximately 4,000 customers without power. 
At this time, we cannot provide any estimated times for restoration. Crews are continuing to work diligently and have requested assistance to help restore power. 


⚠️  ATTENTION ⚠️

Due to heavy winds, the city is experiencing multiple power outages, damage to buildings, trees down across roadways, and traffic lights are inoperable. 

Please avoid travel if at all possible. Our crews are working diligently and quickly to isolate issues and restore power to those affected.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

Traffic Advisory Click To Learn More

Traffic Advisory

Posted on: February 16, 2024