Less than 100 remain without power Tuesday evening
Laurens Electric line crews worked throughout the day bringing the number of outages to less than 100 as of 5:00 p.m.
The remaining outages are “single calls,” meaning each problem resolved in the field equates to an individual or a handful of members getting power back.
That was the case with a span of line in Joanna today at 3 p.m. A large oak tree took out a span, and to compound matters, the line was missing/taken when crews arrived. Linemen had to gaff poles (climb with spikes on their boots, as opposed to using bucket trucks) and string new line to restore power to just 6 members.
Crews from Lynches River Electric Cooperative are on scene to help with restoration efforts, alongside LEC personnel and contract crews. Co-op crews from North Carolina are expected to arrive momentarily.
Laurens Electric is doing everything possible to ensure power is fully restored to all members tomorrow.
Report any power outages at 1-866-9RESTORE, and follow progress at the co-op’s outage center athttp://laurenselectric.com/outage-center/.
LEC greatly appreciates the overwhelming support and understanding of its membership during this difficult time.
Laurens Electric Cooperative serves 54,000 member-owners in Laurens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Newberry, Union, and Abbeville counties. Since 1939, the co-op has been dedicated to being the provider of choice for energy and related services in the Upstate.