Inching closer to power restoration in Humphreys County, Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative and outside crews are rebuilding main lines and individual services. We estimate 200-250 meters still without service in the county plus several individual homes and service locations where owners need to make repairs before MLEC can reconnect power.
Crews are working in the following areas this afternoon: Capps Hill, Old Highway 13, Highway 13 South, Cuba Landing, Jack Rudolph, and numerous smaller areas in McEwen, Waverly and New Johnsonville.
“In Humphreys County alone, we’ve already replaced 130 poles and are looking at another 40-50 that will need to be replaced,” says MLEC President and CEO Keith Carnahan. “Main lines are getting attention, and we’re beginning to work on lines that serve only a handful of meters. It makes the progress slow, but the hours spent on those single jobs mean a lot to those that it restores power to.”
- If you are without power, disconnect large appliances or make sure they are turned off.
- If you are still without power and have not reported it thinking a neighbor may have done so, please be sure to contact MLEC. With the electric system, houses in the same area may be fed from different lines, so reporting your outage individually is important.
- If you see power lines on the ground and do not try to move them, contact MLEC. If touched, they could cause electrocution or serious injury.
- Use extreme caution when using a generator. If you own a generator, contact MLEC. A generator can send electricity back through electric lines and electrocute linemen or others involved in restoration efforts.
- If you are an MLConnect customer and your power has returned but your Internet has not, contact our customer care team for assistance. Just call your local MLEC office and choose OPTION 6.