The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Monday, November 25 starting at 5 pm. Snow can oftentimes lead to outages caused by tree branches falling onto power lines, vehicle accidents, or other causes. So PVREA makes sure we're prepared to handle whatever comes our way. Crews are on standby, and equipment is prepped and ready.
In the case of a large outage situation and/or severe weather, PVREA will update members with the best available information. Please keep in mind that linecrews working in weather may not be able to report back the status of storm restoration until it is safe to do so. Check the Outage Center for updates or check our Facebook page and Twitter feed. Because our Facebook and Twitter pages are not tied to our outage reporting system and are not monitored 24/7, please report all outages through PVREA's app or call 1-800-432-1012. Sign up for real-time outage updates through the PVREA App. Learn how to sign up here.
Make sure you're prepared at home in case of a prolonged power outage situation. Have flashlights on hand, make sure your cell phone is fully charged, stay inside and stay warm. Do not travel if you do not need to. If you have a medical necessity, plan ahead and determine how you will manage during a power outage - whether that's with a generator or by making plans ahead of time to stay elsewhere. Check out more storm safety tips here: https://www.pvrea.coop/storm-safety-tips.
Please note that our email and social media channels are not monitored 24/7, although we post updates as often as we are able. While even one of our members without power is a problem we take very seriously, in most cases we try to post only information about outages that last longer than an hour and affect a large number of members. During most minor power outages, the overwhelming majority of our members still have power.