Central Rural Electric Cooperative experienced an ice storm over the weekend that left more than 1,500 members without power for a period of time. Some of the hardest hit areas left members without power for longer than a day as crews worked around the clock to replace poles and remove fallen trees from the lines. Members in the western portion of CREC’s seven-county service area were primarily affected by the storm.
When ice and heavy snow bring down limbs and power lines, safety is a consideration indoors and out. Make sure you know how to weather the storm. When outside, stay away from downed power lines. A power line does not need to be sparking or arcing to be energized. Equipment near power lines can also be energized and dangerous.
Central Rural Electric Cooperative is committed to providing the highest level of customer satisfaction and is dedicated to increasing member engagement. To ensure CREC is being diligent in making improvements in these areas, CREC members are being asked to participate in two very important surveys.
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