SIKESTON - SEMO Electric Corporation and the other crews from outside the area made great strides in restoring power to many of its members yesterday. Crews have been working day and night following Tuesday's ice storm that left nearly 8,000 residents without power. As the sun came up Saturday morning, only 175 residents were still without power.
20 Crews from M & A Electric Power Cooperative, Pemiscot-Dunklin Electric Cooperative, Ozark Border Electric Cooperative, Pike Electric Corporation and of course SEMO Electric Cooperative, restored power yesterday too many of the hardest hit areas around Bloomfield, Bell City, Advance and near Jackson.
"Friday was a great day for our lineman," said Glen Cantrell, communications manager for SEMO Electric Cooperative, "they were able to restore a lot of power to many of our members and the power stayed on."
That's is almost in sharp contrast to the past few days, as lineman restored power to members, they would find themselves called back to the same area again, because there would be a failure somewhere else on the line they just repaired.
Cantrell says Saturday crews will be concentrating on individual homes, repairing transformers, individual lines or lines leading to the member's home. He adds, "As our crews are out making these repairs we encourage our members to be patient and not to interrupt their work."
For more information contact: Glen Cantrell (573) 471-5821 or (573) 380-