Perryville, Mo. (October 26, 2021) – Citizens Electric Corporation (CEC) is making significant progress in storm restoration efforts following damage to widespread areas within the CEC service territory. Within the first 24 hours after the storm, CEC and local electrical contractors have repaired numerous transmission structures and have replaced or repaired over 40 distribution poles in Perry and Ste. Genevieve counties. Vice President of Operations, Curt Iffert estimates that most all power should be restored to members by Wednesday (Oct. 27) afternoon. Members located within remote areas may experience longer times of restoration due to possible timber clearing and other unique challenges. If weather becomes an issue later in the week, crews will plan to work through the weekend as needed.
Fallen Power Line Reminders:
- Members should not attempt to remove or trim foliage within 10 feet of a power line. If a tree or tree limbs have fallen on a power line or pulled down, do not attempt to get close to the line.
- The public is reminded to never touch, move, or drive over downed power lines when clearing debris from yards, roads, driveways, and other areas.
- Members who have damaged or exposed electrical equipment that is not property of Citizens need to request a contractor to repair equipment before CEC linemen can safely reconnect.
- To report an outage or to speak with a member services representative, please call 1-877-876-3511 and follow the prompts.
More about Citizens Electric Corporation
Citizens Electric Corporation, established in 1947, is a not-for-profit corporation operating as an electric cooperative located in Perryville, Missouri. Citizens Electric services 27,571 members in Perry County, Ste. Genevieve County and portions of Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Jefferson, and St. Francois County. For more information, visit www.cecmo.com or follow Citizens Electric on Facebook and YouTube.