Heavy accumulations of ice and snow, coupled with fluctuating winter temperatures, can bring down utility poles, power lines, trees, and their limbs with the potential to disrupt electrical service.
We're devoted to restoring power to our members as quickly and safely as possible. While we're working on this, we want you to know how to stay safe and comfortable during winter power outages.
Tips to Stay Safe
Always have an emergency kit ready to go that includes flashlights, batteries, a radio, nonperishable food, water, medicines, and blankets.
Stay 10 feet away from all downed utility lines.
Install ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) for electrical outlets in areas that might be affected by melting snow or ice.
Switch off lights and appliances to prevent damaging them or overloading circuits when power is restored.
Close off unneeded rooms to not waste energy heating areas of your home you are not occupying.
Never leave a space heater unattended, even while sleeping.
Learn now to sign up for outage alerts at www.pvrea.coop/outages.