The scope of the massive damage caused to the Co-Mo Electric Cooperative system by last week’s snowstorm is only now beginning to come into focus. Co-Mo’s John Agliata says staff members held a debriefing meeting this morning:
The outage lasted five days, two hours and 40 minutes from the time the first member lost power lat Monday night to when the last member was restored on Saturday. The storm knocked power out to more than half of the cooperative’s meters and caused more than 750,000 customer hours of outage time. More than 760 devices such as transformers and fuses needed repair. 66 utility poles were broken.
Co-Mo’s preliminary estimates put the total cost of the storm at around $1 million.