Linemen with Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation are responding to scattered outages this morning in Watauga, Ashe and Alleghany counties.
Heavy snow on power lines is the primary cause of this morning’s outages, which began around 8 a.m. Members are advised call the cooperative’s PowerLine outage reporting number to report outages: 1-800-448-2383.
As of 11 a.m., linemen continue working to restore a remaining 89 outages in Alleghany County, 35 in Ashe County, and 31 in Watauga County.
The winter weather advisory extends through Saturday evening as issued by the National Weather Service.
Blue Ridge Electric serves some 74,000 members in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Avery and Alexander counties.