GRACEVILLE – Friday, West Florida Electric restored power to members in portions of the following areas: Campbellton; Holy Neck Community; Alford; Gilbert’s Mill Road; Pike Pond Road; Hero Road; Wausau, portions of Mud Hill Road; Bascom; Altha; Grand Ridge; Sneads; south of Bonifay; Vernon; Slocomb Hwy.; Tri-County Road; Poplar Springs; Noma; Esto; Silver Lake; around Compass Lake; Wright’s Creek; Cope Road & Jacob. Crews continue working this evening to restore power.
As of 7:30 p.m. Friday evening:
- Holmes County: 99% restored
- Washington County: 44% restored
- Jackson County: 21% restored
- Calhoun County: 7% restored
The co-op serves approximately 4,600 miles of line in four counties; this is roughly 12 poles per mile of line, for a total of approximately 55,200 poles on the entire distribution system. In the past week, WFEC has ordered approximately 8,567 poles to be replaced. The cooperative has also ordered approximately:
• 4,500 transformers
• 26,251 cross arms
• 27,573 insulators
• 2,780,000 feet of wire (this is approximately 526 miles worth of power lines)
We’d like to remind our members to stay away from downed lines – never touch or drive over one. Also, when using back-up generators, follow all manufacturer’s safety instructions. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.