More than 200 Barren Countians serviced by the Farmer’s Rural Electric Cooperative were without power Friday morning due to thunderstorms that moved through the area Thursday evening.
“Right now we have 268 customers without power,” said Jerry Carter, vice president of member and cooperative services for FRECC. “In Metcalfe County we have 74 still out. Hart County has 41 and Barren has 118.”
The power outages were due to downed trees and extreme lightning, he said.
“We have additional crews coming in from Nolin RECC out of Elizabethtown to expedite our outage restoration,” Carter said. “This should be finished by late this afternoon.”
Power was restored to all FRECC customers before 5 p.m. Friday, according to a press release.
When the storms first moved through the area, the power company had more than 1,600 customers without electricity.
Carter commended the company’s linemen for working in extreme conditions throughout the night to restore customers’ power.
“These guys are really working hard. They take their jobs very serious,” he said.
Thursday night’s thunderstorms were a little different from other storms that have passed through the area this summer in that they were more widespread.
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