March 14 Storm Roundup

As of March 15, 2019

Jackson Purchase Energy

Jackson Purchase Energy has restored service to more than 5300 consumer-members after at least one tornado touched down Thursday morning. Currently, we have around 3900 consumer-members without power. In addition to JPEC’s own crews, local crews including Paducah Power and mutual aid from other Kentucky electric cooperatives are working to restore power. Sixteen crews in the field prepared worked through the night to restore power.  Local crews from Paducah Power assisted with JP staff as well.

JPEC is continuing to assess damage.

Major areas included Hinkleville Rd., Blandville Rd., US HWY 62 – Fisher Rd., and Upshaw Rd.


Kenergy’s peak member outages were between 5,500-6,000 on the afternoon of March 14. More than 10 poles were broken. Power was expected to be restored by noon, March 15.

West Kentucky RECC

Most power has been restored by West Kentucky RECC. At the peak, there were 1,200 members without service, mostly in Marshall County around Calvert City and Gilbertsville. West Kentucky also lost a substation that feeds about 2,400 members on the western edge of our service area, but that was quickly restored. That outage was caused by a TVA transmission problem.