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RESTORATION UPDATE - WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 9 A.M.

As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, power has been restored to all the affected towns in our service territory, with the exception of the Balko and Elmwood communities. Unless you are waiting on an electrician or are in Balko or Elmwood, you should have power if you are within the city limits of a town. If not, please call 580.652.2418.

Crews working to restore powerIf you were required to call an electrician, please call us once they have made repairs.

Outage duration in rural areas will vary and is unknown at this time. Some outages could last weeks due to extensive ice damage.

“We’re grateful for all the additional crews and equipment from other cooperatives and contractors,” said CEO Zac Perkins. “We also appreciate the kind words and support we’ve received from our members.”

The Ministerial Alliance of Beaver has an emergency shelter set up at the Church of Christ. It is serving hot meals at 8 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. through Sunday. Contact Reverend Jim Reeves at 806.330.2267 for more information.

Remember to stay away from power lines on the ground or touching trees. If you have reported damage, we are aware of it and are working toward fixing it.

If you use a portable generator, isolate it from our lines. Generators that are not isolated can feed back into our electrical system and possibly electrocute anyone coming in contact with those wires. If you don't have a double throw transfer switch installed by a qualified electrician, plug appliances directly into the generator using a properly sized extension cord. Notify TCEC of any generators in use that are not isolated so we can note your account. Due to the ongoing restoration, we are not performing generator inspections.

To track the progress of outage restoration efforts, see the outage map at tcec.coop. Follow us on Facebook for restoration photos and regular updates.

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