Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
December 21, 2012 10:06 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — The first day of winter brought the first winter storm of the season to Knox County on Thursday evening, bringing with it strong winds resulting in a few cases of downed trees and power lines.


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American Electric Power reported two outages in the Mount Vernon area, both due to downed trees on power lines. News media representative Carmen-Pratti Miller told the News the first incident was on Pleasant Valley Road which occurred at 11:30 p.m. A total of 112 customers were without power which was restored at 5:30 this morning.

The second incident was on Pittsburgh Avenue. Power was out for 39 customers from 7:20 to 10:45 p.m. Thursday.

Bruce Sumner, vice president of electric operations with The Energy Cooperative, reported that a power outage was reported in Apple Valley due to a downed tree on a power line that affected close to 600 customers. The majority of the customers were reportedly without power between 9 and 11:15 p.m. Thursday. A handful of customers remained without electric service this morning.

Road crews with the Knox County Engineer’s Office responded to five calls of downed trees around the county as early as Thursday afternoon. Crews were still out assessing the incidents this morning.

No reports of downed trees or power lines were reported in the city of Mount Vernon as of this morning.

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