Salem Electric's goal is to provide members with reliable service, and we take that task seriously.
We trim trees, inspect equipment, and put a lot of effort into maintaining a reliable power system. Despite our best efforts, the weather is still out of our control. Snow, ice, high winds, and lightning can seriously damage power equipment.
Our crews work around the clock in difficult and often dangerous circumstances to restore power. If the damage is severe enough, it can take hours or days to restore power. Electricity must be restored in a specific order from the transmission line down to the individual residence, so plan ahead and have an emergency kit in an easily accessible location in case of a lengthy power outage or natural disaster event.