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REC crews assessing damage tonight
Latest from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative:
REC Crews Assessing Damage Tonight
Aug. 27, 2011
As of 9:30 p.m. REC has approximately 23,000 outages concentrated in its eastern and southern service areas including Caroline, Hanover, King William, King and Queen, Essex, Spotsylvania and Louisa counties. Line crews will be assessing the extent of the damage to REC’s electric system throughout the night. Emergency outage situations will be responded to overnight. REC urges its members and the public to stay safe in these hazardous conditions.
“Downed power lines and trees touching the lines are extremely dangerous,” said Maxie Rozell, REC’s director of safety and security. “Please be on the lookout for downed lines and be aware that hazardous conditions may exist in the aftermath of this storm. If you see a downed line, report it by contacting REC or 911 and be sure to keep others away from the line.”
To report a power outage, please call 1-800-552-3904 or visit www.myrec.coop and report your outage online. If the cause of the damage is evident, and you are reporting your outage by phone, please provide information concerning cause and location to the customer service representative. Callers with no additional information are encouraged to choose the automated reporting option. Members who rely on a smart phone can access outage information and report an outage through the Cooperative’s mobile website www.myrec.coop/mobile.
REC provides electric service to over 155,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., Rappahannock maintains more than 16,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay.