(March 5, 2023 – 8 p.m.) — As sun sets on the third day of restoration efforts, less than 700 are without power in the Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative service area. For the safety of those working, crews will suspend efforts around 10 p.m. They will start fresh and early tomorrow with the hope of completing most all repairs.
Some areas where crews are continuing to work tonight and will address tomorrow include:
Hickman – McAdoo Branch, Cavendar Branch, Willow Springs, Harrington Place, parts of Skyview and Pinewood, Old Mill Creek, Arnold Cemetery, Taylors Creek, Hurricane Branch, Pretty Creek, Indian Hill, White Road and others. Less than 150 remain without power.
Houston – Hurricane Creek, Freeman Fielder Road, Highway 49 East, Metcalf Drive, and Limekiln Road among others. An estimated 200 are impacted by outages.
Humphreys – Highway 13 North, Blue Creek, Dunn Road, Bakerville Road, Will Long Lane, Turkey Creek, Steed Road, Gander Branch, Arnold Hollow and others. Approximately 300 are affected by outages.
- If you do not have power, or know of someone who does not, please call your local office or the after-hours call center at 1-888-879-6038. You can also report outages using the mobile app, but social media is not monitored for outage reporting.
- If you or someone in your home uses special medical equipment, follow your emergency plan and move to a location that has electricity if necessary.
- Contact MLEC if you see power lines on the ground or caught in trees and do not try to move them. 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. See www.mlec.com for proper generator installation and use.
- If the weatherhead at your home is torn down, an electrician will need to repair this before MLEC can restore power. Visit www.mlec.com or call MLEC for additional details.
With power returning to most locations, MLConnect repairs are ramping up. If power has returned but Internet has not, unplug the router from the power source for a few minutes instead of using the reset button. If you still need assistance, visit the Support Portal on mlconnect.com, or call MLEC and choose OPTION 3, then OPTION 2.
MLEC is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility that serves more than 35,000 meters in Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis and Perry counties. We are helping build brighter futures and make connections possible for those we serve. Learn more at mlec.com.
NEXT UPDATE BY 10 A.M. MARCH 6