Shelby Electric Cooperative is reporting power outages for its customers in their service area and crews are out, trying to restore power. Power has been knocked out due to broken poles and some due to the service provider. According to Kevin Bernson, Vice President of Media and Public Relations for Shelby Electric Cooperative, at 11:40 a.m., there are 2,700 members without power. They started the day with 300 but as the winds picked up and the snow and sleet started accumulating on trees and poles, they are having poles break and trees are getting into the lines. This will be an ongoing situation today with the winds blowing as hard as they are.
If you are experiencing an outage, you can call the cooperative at 800-677-2612 or can use the SmartHub app. Shelby Electric Coop members can go to shelbyelectric.coop for updates and click on the outage map or can go to their Facebook page at facebook.com/shelbyelectriccoop.