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SEC restores power after Winter Storm Gia

CONTACT: Ronald O. White
V.P., Member & Public Relations
(434) 645- 3211


CREWE, Va – As of 10:45 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, all known, storm-related power outages caused when Winter Storm Gia moved through Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) territory have been restored. 

At the peak of the event on Monday, Jan. 14, nearly 11,000 SEC members lost power. 

SEC wishes to sincerely thank our members for their patience during the extended outage event. 

SEC also thanks mutual aid and contract crews assisting SEC with restoration: A&N Electric Cooperative, BARC Electric Cooperative, Central Electric Membership Corporation - North Carolina, Craig Botetourt Electric Cooperative, Community Electric Cooperative, Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation, Northern Neck Electric Cooperative, Pee Dee Electric - North Carolina, Prince George Electric Cooperative, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative and Lee Electrical Construction, Inc. 

While all storm-related outages have been restored at this time, lingering effects from the heavy ice on trees may cause additional outages over the next few days. Members experiencing outages should contact the Cooperative at 1-866-878-5514.

Southside Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative that serves more than 56,000 homes and businesses in portions of 18 counties in central and southern Virginia. Headquartered in Crewe, SEC has district offices in Altavista, Crewe, Dinwiddie and Powhatan. For more information, visit