Area electric companies continue to work crews around the clock to restore power in more than a dozen Ozarks counties. Here's an update on progress of three companies as of Wednesday morning.
City Utilities Update - Wednesday morning
City Utilites of Springfield reported 23,000 customers still without power as of Wednesday morning. 900 line and tree-trimming crews are spread throughout the city working to restore electricity.
Ozark Electric Company has 15,000 customers without power, down from 20,000 Tuesday. Repair crews from Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana are expected Wednesday to assist with restoring power.
Empire District Electric Company has 36,000 customers without power as of Wednesday morning - 1,491 are in Greene County. 1,000 contractors from as far away as Texas and New York are assisting with repairs.
Southwest Electric Company has 25% of its customers without power as of Wednesday evening. 1,000 replacement poles have been ordered. 140 contractors from Arkansas, Nebraska and Missouri are assisting with repairs.
To Report a Live Line Down
Call 911 or your local police or fire agency.
To Report a Power Outage do NOT call 911.
Call your local power provider
Springfield City Utilities -863-9000
Empire District Electric Company -417-625-5100
Webster Electric - 417-859-2216
White River Electric - 417-335-9335
Ozark Electric - 417-466-2147
Southwest Electric - 417-326-5244
Before you call your electric company for power restoration, check the weatherhead. This piping, with wires entering the home, is the point where electric service enters the residence and is a part of the home.(right) If the weatherhead to your home is damaged, you must contact a private, licensed electrician to repair the damage before your utility crews can reconnect service.