As of 9 a.m. Friday, January 20, we are entering day six since Winter Storm Jupiter hit. This has been a catastrophic event for TCEC. We have numerous miles of line on the ground and crews are working safely on restoration efforts. While some areas were hit harder than others, our entire system has taken a toll. We have over 200 lineworkers and contractors assisting with restoration efforts and the rebuilding of our system.
Beaver County was the hardest hit area. We lost almost 1,800 poles and about 85 miles of line. Although power has been restored to the towns affected by the storm, those in more rural areas should brace to be without power for at least a week. TCEC hopes to have residential members in rural areas of Beaver and Texas County restored by January 28. Our main focus is to restore power to residences first.
Due to the road conditions and extent of the damage it has been a slow process, but our outage numbers continue to decrease from more than 7,000 meters to less than 1,300 meters and less than 300 residences. We thank you for your continued patience during this event.