UPDATE: 122 Delaware Electric Cooperative Members Remain Without Power in West Fenwick Area

Jan 07, 2014 -- 9:38am

UPDATED 11 AM: The Delaware Electric Cooperative has restored power to most of its members who lost their power earlier this morning in West Fenwick.

122 members remain in the dark. Earlier this morning, nearly 1,700 members lost power. The outages were first reported at 7:10 this morning when a fuse melted, possibly because of increased electrical usage this morning, according to the Co-op. No specific time has been given for when everyone will get their power back.

UPDATED 10:35 AM: The Delaware Electric Cooperative has restored power to some members who lost their power earlier this morning in West Fenwick.

625 members remain in the dark. Earlier this morning, nearly 1,700 members lost power. The outages were first reported at 7:10 this morning when a fuse melted, possibly because of increased electrical usage this morning, according to the Co-op. No specific time has been given for when everyone will get their power back.

In the midst of this bitterly cold day, several hundred people are in the dark and without their normal heat sources.

Nearly 1,700 Delaware Electric Cooperative members in the West Fenwick area are without power. The Co-op says the outage happened around 7:10 this morning when a fuse melted, likely because of increased energy usage due to this morning’s very cold temperatures.

Power is being redirected from a neighboring substation, and crews are working to fix the fuse in the hopes of restoring power to members shortly.

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