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Wintry Mix Causes Electrical Outages in SVEC Territory

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02/12/2019 Release from the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative:

ROCKINGHAM – Freezing rain and sleet have caused outages in the northern part of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region.

As of 11:45 a.m., about 4,872 member-owners are without power, and outages continue to occur primarily as the result of trees falling on lines. Please find an approximation of the outages listed below.

  • Frederick 3,437
  • Winchester 1,160
  • Shenandoah 273

SVEC crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore service. However, it is possible that outages could last an extended period of time. There is no estimated time of restoration available, as this is an ongoing event and outages are widespread.

Crews from all SVEC districts have been called in, and a request has been made for additional support from other electric cooperatives.

Do not make any attempts to clear trees or other debris from power lines. Note the location, and any other important information regarding these situations, and contact SVEC. Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative will work to ensure that power is restored as soon as possible. As a reminder, individuals are encouraged to avoid contact with downed power lines.

In the event that you lose power and you are an SVEC member, call SVEC at 1-800-234-7832, even if you think your neighbor may have called. It is more effective for SVEC to know where all outages are located. You may also report outages on the MySVEC app or Outage Center on www.svec.coop.