Another day of solid progress was made on the number of outages for the members of the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC). As of 8 p.m. Monday evening, approximately 960 cooperative members were without power, primarily in DeWitt and Lavaca Counties. Extended outage periods remain in place through Tuesday pending road conditions.
At this point, the Cooperative is restoring small group and individual outages. The nature of this level of restoration tends to present specific and, in many cases, isolated issues. Severely damaged lines and equipment, uprooted trees, and travel hazards all resulting from Hurricane Harvey are delaying access to certain areas.
“Flooding, damaged roadways, and extensive storm debris are the main challenges right now,” says GVEC General Manager and CEO Darren Schauer. “Though the rain is moving on, our crews and support staff continue navigating the effects of this massive storm. We remain committed to the job at hand and to the well-being of our GVEC employee family.”
The Cooperative reminds the public to always stay away from downed power lines as a safety precaution. If you see a downed line, call 911 and GVEC at 800.223.4832. Regular updates are being posted to GVEC’s website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. Members can view current outages 24/7 online on our Outage Viewer Map.