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Local Utility Companies on Standby for Outages

Tri-State utility companies have crews on standby in case of widespread outages in some of our hardest hit areas.

Posted: Feb 10, 2021 3:45 PM
Updated: Feb 11, 2021 10:23 AM

Tri-State utility companies have crews on standby in case of widespread outages in some of our hardest hit areas.

In our Western Kentucky communities, Kenergy says they will be keeping a close watch on the weather as it moves across the region and dispatch crews accordingly.

In the time being, a reminder to stay away from ice-covered sagging electric lines.

In our Hoosier communities, CenterPoint Energy says customers need to be cautious when removing snow and ice around natural gas meters at their homes and businesses.

Local fire officials say it's also important to be aware when using alternative sources of heat and light.

"Obviously the biggest thing that we like to stress to people is make sure you're using the proper fuel," says Chief Mike Larson, Evansville Fire Department. "If it's a kerosene lamp, clear kerosene usually is better than the color kerosene just because it may put off a little bit of smoke or something like that and could create soot."

Officials say electric lines can sustain 1.5 to 2 inches of ice, so large scale outages are not anticipated.

It's still crucial to report gas leaks or downed lines if you come across them.

Evansville
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 39°
Owensboro
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 36°
Princeton
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 21°
Feels Like: 39°
Madisonville
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 42°
Jasper
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 33°
It was an absolutely gorgeous day across the Tri-State; temperatures climbed back into the upper 40s low 50s area-wide earlier this afternoon. Evansville‘s afternoon high temperature of 49° was our warmest in nearly a week. As for the evening ahead, temperatures will be relatively stable as a breezy southerly wind continues to bolster the mercury throughout the region; temperatures around 42° at dinner time will only fall as low as 41° by midnight. An inbound cold front moving in overnight tonight and early tomorrow morning will begin to generate chances of rainfall as early as the predawn hours on Wednesday.
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