Jackson Purchase Energy is responding to 60 outages affecting more than 7,000 consumer members after at least one tornado touched down on Thursday morning.
Because multiple utility poles have been downed by the storms, please prepare for extended outages.
We are continuing to assess damage which includes:
Multiple transmission feeds from Big Rivers Electric are down
Multiple JPEC substations are without power
Main double circuits affecting the Kentucky Oaks Mall area are down
Broken poles near Hwy 60 in western Kentucky near Kentucky Oaks Mall
JPEC crews are already working to restore power. Those crews will be assisted by multiple crews from both out of state and mutual aid crews from other Kentucky electric cooperatives.
Please be advised that JPEC phone lines are again being answered. Our staff needed to take shelter for about one hour during the tornado warning.
ALWAYS stay away from downed power lines and assume they are energized and dangerous. Call 911 to report downed lines.
To report an outage, you can use our Smart Hub app, or call 270-442-7321 or toll-free 800-633-4044