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01/16/08 - Big Sandy

Power Slowly Being Restored In Winona, Big Sandy

Update - 12:00pm: KLTV has reports that power has been restored to Big Sandy and Winona, much earlier than SWEPCO originally estimated. SWEPCO was able to switch power to Hawkins, so customers will have power while repairs are being made to the substation.

SWEPCO tells us that there may be a momentary black out later today when customers are switched back to their normal power source.

KLTV will have more on this story at 5pm, 6pm, and 10pm.

Update - 10:30am: KLTV has learned that power is expected to be out in the Big Sandy and Winona areas for 5-7 hours due to damage in a SWEPCO substation, which has been blamed on squirrels.

9:30 am - Big Sandy ISD and Winona ISD have released their students from classes today due to massive power outages in the towns. Big Sandy buses will be running beginning at 10:30 am this morning. Winona ISD buses will begin running at 11 am.

School will resume as normal tomorrow.

Posted by Cathryn Khalil, kltv.com.

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