During the winter months, especially during winter storms, power outages are bound to happen. Shelby Electric Cooperative is there to make sure when that happens, they're there to respond. Kevin Bernson, with Shelby Electric Co-Op said during the winter months, their workers are working to prevent outages. He said they are clearing out trees branches and vines from their equipment, and conducting routine business just like the rest of the year.
Bernson said when an outage occurs, they are usually quick fixes and generally take no more than 20 minutes. He said, on the other hand, they don't always know what the issue may be until they get there, and if it's serious it could take a few hours.
Bernson appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show live from our Shelbyville Studios.