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2/18 8:00 a.m. - Update: A Small Army of Linemen and Contractors Helping to Restore Power

Good morning! Jackson EMC has been working through the night on the outages that resulted from Monday’s ice storm. We currently have 29,742 customers still out of power. At this moment, we are mobilizing our Jackson EMC crews and a small army of 105 additional line crews from contractors and other electric cooperatives as far away as Virginia and Alabama.

For a current list of outages, please visit: http://jemc.maps.sienatech.com

“Since the storm hit, we have restored power to 46,258 customers, but we understand the anxiousness of those still waiting for their power to come on. Our goal is to restore most Jackson EMC customers’ power by the end of the day, conditions permitting,” said Jackson EMC President/CEO Chip Jakins.

We will continue to provide updates throughout the day until the last outages are cleared.

Photo: An army of line crews arrive at Jackson EMC to help restore power following Monday’s ice storm.