Petit Jean Electric is reporting that Power was restored to most areas yesterday

Petit Jean Electric is reporting that Power was restored to most areas yesterday between 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm as crews were able to energize the transmission line to Scotland and Cleveland substations. The main three phase distribution line to Center Ridge and Formosa was also energized. Energizing these two lines restored power to 3,100 members. Around 90 members are still out in the Butter Creek area and along highway 95 west near and along Hardy Hill road. These are heavily damaged areas with few poles standing. Much of the wire in these areas has to be replaced. Pole replacement is now over 75 and expected to go over 100. Construction crews will be working in these areas today while service crews work on individual outages and those that received damage to service drops and meter loops.