Weather Related Conditions Cause Widespread Power Outage

Caney Fork Electric Cooperative experienced a widespread power outage overnight in DeKalb County due to the weather. Power has now been restored for CFEC customers
“The power outage was due to the extremely cold weather conditions. At approximately 1:30 a.m., we had a conductor to break and fall. This knocked out the Smithville substation, which includes 4,365 members. Due to the cold temperature, we had to restore power slowly, working through one section at a time. The majority of power was restored by 2:30 a.m. with all members having power by 7 a.m. Caney Fork Electric Cooperative apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused,” said Angel Wood, Communications Coordinator for Caney Fork Electric Cooperative.
Meanwhile, Wood said the TVA power supply alert has been lifted. “The electrical grid is stable at this time. But as the temperature lowers tonight, we are asking that everyone please try to follow the guidelines as requested during the power supply alert to save energy consumption,” said Wood.

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