Linemen with Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation Power are restoring wind-related outages this morning in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe and Alleghany counties.
Currently affected at 7:30 a.m. are: 247 members in Caldwell County, 99 members in Watauga County, five members in Ashe County, and two members in Alleghany County.
Members should report all outages to the cooperative’s PowerLine: 1-800-448-2383.
Outage status is available at any time from the cooperative’s online outage map at www.BlueRidgeEMC.com. Information during major outages is also available on the cooperative’s social media sites: www.facebook.com/blueridgeemc and www.twitter.com/blueridgeemc.
The public is also reminded of the danger of downed power lines. Downed power lines can still be energized and therefore dangerous or even deadly and only a trained line technician should ever go near a downed line. Please report downed power lines to Blue Ridge Electric as quickly as possible.