Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Major Storm Blows Through: New Update

UPDATE: Sheriff's Department has declared a Level III snow emergency. This means it is mandatory to stay off the roads to allow for plowing.

Hamilton County Commission business is closed for the day, which includes the cancellation of our regular weekly meeting.

Duke is rapidly getting power back to Hamilton County homes. At 7 am, there were about 8,000 out of power. By 8:15 am, it was less than 4,000. As of 9:00 a.m., it was down to 2,715.

If you or someone you know is out of power, the best thing to do is call Duke's hotline (800-543-5599). Most of the outages are in small clusters, so calling the hotline directly and letting Duke know that your power is out is critical. Otherwise, Duke may/will not know you need help.

Other than that, the best advice is to stay off the roads, and stay away from downed power lines.

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