6 AM UPDATE
An animal was the cause of the outage. Crews were able to clear our equipment and at this time, all members are back in power.
2:57 AM UPDATE
LPEA is currently experiencing outages, and the cause is unknown at this time. Approximately 974 members are affected by two outages. LPEA crews are currently working to restore power, and they will continue to do so until all power is back up and running.
We know it is frustrating and scary to be without power. Unfortunately, LPEA cannot give estimated restoration times because crews don't know the issue until they arrive at each outage location, and restoration times vary widely depending on the cause (e.g., a broken pole vs. an open circuit from lines unloading snow). As a general rule of thumb, we start with the largest outages and work our way down to individual homes.
Though we do our best, no utility company is able to guarantee 100% service. As such, we encourage you to prepare for when the lights do go out. Here are some PRO TIPS to help you weather any LPEA outage.
We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause. If you have not already, make sure you are signed up for LPEA's Outage Texting Service to report future outages and receive service restoration updates direct to your mobile phone.