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Posted February 17, 2012 | Leave a comment
SVEC reports outages in Winchester, Frederick County
The Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative reports an underground cable failure cut power to 3,157 members in Winchester and a portion of Frederick County.
Here's the press release issued this morning:
SVEC Working to Restore Service to City of Winchester and Surrounding Area
MT. CRAWFORD - At approximately 3:30 a.m., approximately 3157 Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) member/owners located in the City of Winchester and a small portion of Frederick County lost electric service. The 3157 members are served out of the North Winchester and West Winchester Substations. The outage was caused by an underground cable failure just outside of SVEC's West Winchester Substation.
"At approximately 3:30 a.m., electric service from our West Winchester Substation, which was providing power to a portion of our North Winchester Substation, was lost. At approximately 5:15 a.m. service was restored to 2100 of the 3100 members affected by the initial outage," said Mike Aulgur, manager of external affairs for the Cooperative. Aulgur continued, "Five crews were immediately dispatched to the area. Crews will work diligently to restore power to our member/owners as quickly and safely as possible."
If you have lost power and are an SVEC member, the Cooperative encourages you to call 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.
Chartered in 1936, SVEC serves more than 88,000 member/owners' accounts in the counties of Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren in Virginia. Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative was the first electric cooperative chartered in Virginia. For more information regarding SVEC and severe storm preparation, please visit our website at: www.svec.coop.
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