UPDATE: DUE TO EXTENSIVE DAMAGE THERE IS NO TIME FRAME ON BRINGING POWER BACK. CREWS ARE HAVING TO ASSESS THE SCENE AS THEY ARRIVE ON LOCATION IN ORDER TO DETERMINE HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO REGAIN POWER. WIN ENERGY REMC SAYS TO EXPECT EXTENDED OUTAGES.
VINCENNES, Ind. — Strong winds and storms caused power outages and extensive damage throughout the WIN Energy REMC service territory.
As of 8 a.m., approximately 954 members were without power. Sullivan County was reporting the most outages, with 592 members still without power.
Crews worked through the night Wednesday and will continue to work through the day Thursday to restore power.
WIN Energy representatives said members should expect extended outage times due to the extent of damage to poles and power lines.
“As always, we want to remind everyone to stay safe and keep away from downed trees and power lines,” Leslie Beard, Director of Marketing and Member Services said.
Members can report outages by calling (888) 456-9876, through their online SmartHub account or mobile app, or by texting ‘OUT’ to 85700.
View current outages on the outage map at outage.winenergyremc.com.
WIN Energy REMC is a rural electric cooperative that provides electricity to approximately 17,000 members in Knox, Sullivan, Gibson, Vigo, Pike, Posey, Clay and Greene counties in southwest Indiana