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Wind and Lighting Damages System in Fayette County Affecting 166 Southwestern Electric Members
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

At around 6:45 p.m. 166 Southwestern Electric lost power in Fayette County as strong thunderstorms brought high winds and lightning through Southwestern Electric’s service territory bringing down 8 power poles fed by the co-op’s Shafter Substation North of Vandalia. 
 

Engineering and operations personnel assessed the damage and line crews are working to make repairs. 
 

Members are cautioned to avoid all downed and low-hanging power lines, as they may be energized or become energized at any time.