From Monday afternoon to Friday morning, Clay Electric Co-op has restored power to more than 118,500 members. Clay’s restoration workforce will surpass 1,100 field personnel today. Crews from 11 states are assisting the cooperative.
As of Friday morning, 33,000 members (19 percent) are still out of power.
Clay Electric’s district offices are closed Friday so all personnel can focus on restoration efforts.
The cooperative is suspending all late and collection fees until restoration efforts are completed.
The cooperative has sufficient numbers of transformers and other repair materials on hand for its restoration effort. The co-op continues to monitor and re-order as necessary and is receiving materials around the clock to meet restoration demands.
“We continue to urge our members who are still out of power to be patient. We’ll get their lights back on as quickly as we can,” said Derick Thomas, director of Clay’s Member and Public Relations Department.