Sumner-Cowley Electric Coop reports widespread outages

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow  – Due to severe storms on Monday and Tuesday evening, hundreds of Sumner-Cowley Electric members in Sumner and Harper counties are without power.Severe storms hit Sumner, Kingman and Harper counties Monday evening resulting in approximately 1,000 members without power. The microburst storm resulted in 90 utility poles down and extensive line damage. Sumner-Cowley Electric brought in extra crews Monday evening to aid the power restoration process. By Tuesday evening, the majority of members had power restored.Sumner-Cowley Electric crew made great power restoration progress after Monday’s microburst, but Tuesday evening brought another round of severe thunderstorms.Strong winds, heavy rain and large hail in Sumner and Harper counties brought many of the poles restored Tuesday back to the ground. Due to down transmission lines serving the Caldwell substation, members connected to this substation will be without power for an extended period of time.As of Wednesday morning, approximately 1,000 members were without power. Sumner-Cowley Electric brought in 20 additional linemen to assist the full time crew in restoring power.“These guys have been working since Monday evening when the first storm hit and will continue until all members have their power restored,” said Cletas Rains, Chief Executive Office at Sumner-Cowley Electric. “Our crews are working under adverse conditions but are making progress.”Although the crews have been making progress, providing a power restoration time frame is very difficult due to a number of factors. The severity of the damage, access to the power lines and transmission service to the substations all effect power restoration.If you need to report a power outage, please call 620-326-3356. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +7 Vote up Vote down Reno · 368 weeks ago Thank you to the linemen that worked thru the storms. They climbed poles in hazardous weather, working with high voltage stuff and in the dark no less. Hats off to the men and women that do this for a living. AGAIN THANKS! Report Reply 0 replies · active 368 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img