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County Sheriff and Shelby Electric Coop Commends Workers & Linemen


Though Wednesday’s winter storm dumped several inches of snow and knocked out power to thousands of customers in central Illinois, there were those who braved the elements to help motorists who were stuck and/or stranded in ditches and those who helped to improve road conditions for motorists. Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp told Regional Radio News he commended the county workers and civilians for pitching in to help. He also thanked former Miller Media Group employee Ed Cross for helping motorists between Springfield and Taylorville.

Linemen from area utility companies worked many hours on Wednesday for trying to get power restored to customers during the harsh winter storm. Kevin Bernson, Vice President of Media and Public Relations of Shelby Electric Coop says they are like the first responders when it comes to severe weather.

Kettelkamp added motorists should exercise caution as there are still slick spots in the area. 

* Local farmers Howard and John Yoder volunteered to assist in helping open the roads in Christian County. Photo submitted by Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp

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