Electric Companies Working to Restore Power to Customers

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – Electric companies in the region are working to restore power to thousands of people after severe storms moved through the area on Monday.

(Photo by EXPLORE’s Ron Wilshire)

Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) continues to work to restore member’s power – with about 2,000 members remain without power.

Today’s forecasted strong winds are a concern for potential new outages to CEC members. CEC is doing everything they can to restore member’s power as quickly and safely as possible.

All members should call 1-800-282-8610 to report outages.

CEC reminds individuals to stay away from downed power lines, and report them to your electric utility.

Central Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative serving approximately 25,000 members with over 3,000 miles of distribution line in portions of Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Forest, Mercer, and Venango counties.

Find out more by visiting www.central.coop.

For Penelec customers, there are more than 3,400 without power in Clarion, Venango, Forest, and Jefferson counties.

Clarion has the most power outages with 1,597, Forest has 901, Venango has 599, and Jefferson has 336.

According to company spokesman Scott Surgeoner, all available crews are working to restore power. Power is expected to be restored throughout the day, and full power should return by late tonight.

For Unilec, it has about 549 customers still without power across the region.

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