Governor visits storm shelter;Updates as of Monday, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

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By The Staff

.    Salt River R.E.C.C. reports 1,000 outages as of Monday, Feb. 2 at 3:45 p.m.  Salt River officials report significant progress with six different crews working throughout the county.

.    Kentucky Utilities currently has approximately 200 customers in Washington County without power as of Monday, Feb. 2 at 3:30 p.m. Crews are currently working in the Mackville-Texas Road area as well as the Bloomfield

Road area in Springfield.

.    Inter County R.E.C.C. has 150 outages in Washington County and one crew is now at work in the county.

.   Bluegrass Energy has 102 of their 150 customers in Washington County without power.

.   Washington County Schools will be closed Tuesday Feb. 3. School officials will meet on Tuesday to make further determinations.  

.   Residents of Mackville and Willisburg remain under a "boil water" advisory.  There is no water shortage according to the Springfield Water Company, however residents are asked to conserve.  Washington County

residents who are customers of the North Mercer Water District are also under a "boil water" advisory.

. Kentucky National Guard troops completed a canvas of Washington County and

made welfare checks on citizens of the entire county as of Monday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m.

. Both Springfield and Washington County fire officials reported no storm related calls, however representatives of those departments said caution

should be used when operating alternative heat sources. Washington County EMS and Rescue Squad officials reported a minimal number of weather-related

calls for their departments.

. Kentucky State Police, Washington County Sheriff's Office and Springfield City Police continue regular patrols in the area, and will be answering calls as normal.

. Kentucky Department of Transportation, Washington County Road Department, and City of Springfield Public Works officials reported that all local roads are now passable, however state crews report that hanging limbs continue to

be a concern, and motorists should be cautious. Citizens are encouraged to call (859) 336-5540 to report areas of concern.

. Rumpke Sanitation officials restarted services on Monday, Feb. 2 to residential and business customers.

. The city of Mackville reports power has been restored to most citizens within city limits. Telephone service is currently being reestablished in the city.

.   The city of Willisburg reports power has been restored to the majority of the city's residents. Cable television service continues to be out according to Mayor Bruce Welch.

.  Washington County Fiscal Court has announced that the transfer station

will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to accept fallen limbs and branches. This material will be accepted free of charge until further notice.

.  Springfield city officials are asking residents to move limbs and fallen branches to the curb for pickup by the city's wood chipper. Limbs and branches should be no more than four inches in diameter and no more than six feet in length.

. Citizens are encouraged to continue checking on their neighbors.

The American Red Cross shelter at the Washington County High School is now closed for overnight guests; however meals and showers will be available through Tuesday, Feb. 3. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday,Feb. 2. Lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m. and dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3. After that time, contact Washington County Red Cross assistance 24 hours a day at (859) 481-3912.