Widespread power outages – damage assessment today

September 29, 2022 – Just over 90 percent of LCEC customers are without power today. In accordance with utility best-practices, damage assessment will take place throughout the six-county service territory today and into tomorrow. More than 500 crews and additional LCEC field employees began evaluating the entire electric grid to determine the quickest strategy to energize main circuits this morning. Depending on their ability to navigate flooded areas, downed bridges, debris, and vegetation, this could take more than one day.

What can customers do?

  • Stay away from downed power lines.
  • Turn off the main breaker to their home/business.
  • Operate generators safely
  • Help neighbors
  • Do not call to report an outage – utilities know the power is out and are working as quickly, safely, and smartly to restore power.