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MLGW crews continue to work this evening to restore power to customers affected by today's storm
April 4, 2011
As of Monday night at 8:30 p.m.

  • Currently, there are about 34,500 customers without power.

  • MLGW has restored power to more than 36,500 customers.

  • A total of 71,000 customers experienced outages as a result of the storm, with a high point of 63,500 customers out at one time.

  • Downed trees and power lines are the primary cause of these outages, with the heaviest damage occurring inside the I-240 loop.

  • MLGW is still estimating full restoration to occur by the end of the day Friday, though most of the affected customers can expect to have power restored before then.

  • MLGW crews are working 16-hour shifts in an effort to restore power, and approximately 50 MLGW crews are currently in the field performing troubleshooting, tree trimming and pole and line repairs.

  • In addition, at least 14 additional outside crews from Illinois, Missouri, and Tennessee are arriving this evening and will join MLGW's workforce tomorrow, with more outside crews likely to be added.

  • MLGW's Customer Care Center will also be open overnight to assist customers.

  • Customers are asked to call 544-6500 to report an outage and 528-4465 to report emergencies such as downed lines.

    We'll provide another news release at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. MLGW's Twitter and Facebook accounts will be staffed until midnight and will resume at 7 a.m. tomorrow.

    In the meantime, you can track outage numbers via MLGW's outage map at www.mlgw.com/outagemap.