Storms leave 1,600 without electricity

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By Randy Patrick

Two storms that rolled through the area Wednesday night left about 1,100 Salt River Electric customers in Nelson County and 500 in Washington County without power for a few hours.

Nicky Rapier, a spokesman for the member-owned rural electric cooperative, said Thursday morning the first storm, which came through the Brush Grove area about 8:45 p.m., knocked out power for about 454 customers in and around Chaplin and 500 in nearby Washington County.

“We got all those back on about 11 p.m.,” Rapier said.

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