Heavy snow on power lines and high winds continue to cause scattered outages throughout the High County and linemen with Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation are conducting power restoration work in Watauga, Ashe and Alleghany counties.
Members should report outages by calling the cooperative’s PowerLine: 1-800-448-2383.
As of 2:15 p.m., linemen are restoring a remaining 94 outages in Watauga County, 34 in Ashe County—most of which are in the Preston community toward the Virginia state line, and 21 in Alleghany County which are primarily in the Ellis community and a result of a broken power pole earlier caused by a tree falling on power lines earlier today.
Snow has laid heavy on power lines, causing some of the outages while high winds are causing falling limbs and at least one broken pole from a falling tree, leading to other outages. Linemen also report that roads are very slick and hazardous, and caution is advised for travelers.
The winter weather advisory for snow and high winds extends through Saturday evening as issued by the National Weather Service. Blue Ridge Electric will remain on high alert and responding to any outages that occur.
For more information, visit www.BlueRidgeEMC.com or the cooperative’s social media sites at www.facebook.com/blueridgeemc and www.twitter.com/blueridgeemc. On online outage map, along with estimated restoral times for outages, is also available at BlueRidgeEMC.com.