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CEC reports power outages

CEC employees Ronnie Dixon (in bucket) and Chris Baker handle a quick repair in the Sanford Community after severe storms caused widespread outages throughout the CEC service area Thursday afternoon. Courtesy photos

CEC employees Ronnie Dixon (in bucket) and Chris Baker handle a quick repair in the Sanford Community after severe storms caused widespread outages throughout the CEC service area Thursday afternoon.
Courtesy photos

Power was restored Thursday night to all Covington Electric Cooperative members whose homes or businesses could take power by 11:30 p.m.

One exception was a barn that requires a new transformer and a CEC crew were replacing it Friday morning.

CEC members impacted by power outages peaked around 1,800 Thursday afternoon after severe storms came through causing damage in many areas including Covington, Coffee, Crenshaw and Dale counties, Patty Singleton-Seay, public relations manager said.

Areas impacted by trees on power lines or broken poles included Lindsey Bridge Road near the Sanford Community, the Onycha area on Substation Road, the Town of Dozier, Hwy 189 south of Brantley, Plywood Mill Road between River Falls and Brooklyn Road, and a billboard was blown over across our power lines on Rucker Blvd. in Enterprise.

Just north of the county line, Dozier faced damages.

“Our county had multiple structures damaged in the Brantley and Dozier area, along with broken power poles and fallen trees,” said Elliot Jones, Crenshaw County EMA director. “We had no injuries reported.