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SRE: Pike hardest hit by storm

At 5:30 p.m., Southern Rivers Energy spokesman Erin Cook reported 2600 members were still without power as a result of Tuesday morning’s storms. Pike County was the hardest hit area but the entire system was impacted. UPDATE: At 9:45 p.m. Outages were down to 1500, Cook said. Five crews from Harper’s Tree Service are assisting. ”Crews have been working nonstop since 1 a.m but the damage is extensive with broken poles and trees on lines, both of which are hard to repair,” SRE spokesman Erin Cook said. Members are encouraged to call 877.358.1383 to report outages. If you get a busy signal due to high call volume, us the contact us form at http://www.southernriversenergy.com ”We are asking our members to please be patient and understand there is a restoration method that must be followed to get everyone’s power restored as efficiently and safely as possible. Crews will continue working until after dark and plan to have everyone completely restored by Wednesday evening if not before,” Cook said.

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