A heads up for some rural residents of southeastern Christian and Western Shelby County, you should expect your power to be off for part of the morning Wednesday. The Shelby Electric Cooperative will be turning off service to about 300 customers of the Dunkel substation for necessary work.
Kevin Bernson is the Vice President of Media and Public Relations with Shelby Electric Cooperative. He says while they try to keep power on through most repairs, for this repair it is necessary to shut power off for the safety of the workers.
Bernson says affected customers should have gotten a postcard in the mail. He says maintenance work like this necessary now to prevent a larger-scale outage in the future.
Bernson says if rain were to cancel Wednesday’s work, the work would be done on Thursday.