(March 6, 2023 – 9 a.m.) — Less than 300 Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative members remain without power after strong winds and rain swept through the area Friday, March 3. In addition to several single locations, crews are working in these areas today:
Hickman – Opossum Hollow Road, Tom Patton Road, Taylors Creek Loop, Clifton Scott Road, North Baker Road, junction of Highway 100 and Highway 50 West, Cherokee Circle and Hidden Valley.
Houston – Cumberland Valley Road, Hurricane Creek area, Hurricane Church Road and single-phase primary lines in Erin and Tennessee Ridge.
Humphreys – Highway 13 North, Field Lane, North White Oak, Deer Creek, Gander Branch, Hurricane Creek, Trace Creek Road, Bakerville Road area, Chalk Hollow Road, Highway 13 South, Turkey Creek, Bull Hollow, Sykes Branch, Vorhees Hollow, and East Blue Creek.
- 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 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.
- 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 you or someone in your home uses special medical equipment, follow your emergency plan and move to a location that has electricity if necessary.
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 P.M. MARCH 6