With no outages reported last night, it was a quiet, warm night for members of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and linemen on standby, ready to respond to any remaining effects of Hurricane Sandy in the cooperative’s service area in northwest North Carolina.
Around 6,000 members were affected by power outages during the storm, with most occurring Monday night as a result of very high winds mixed with snow. Damage has included broken power poles and downed power lines in more than 100 locations.
To restore power as quickly and safely as possible, Blue Ridge crews were assisted by sister cooperative Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation and contract crews from Sumter Utilities, Carter and Asplundh tree companies.
If members have outages, please report them to the cooperative’s PowerLine at 1-800-448-2383.
Storm preparedness tips and safety information are available in the “Storm Room” at www.BlueRidgeEMC.com. Information can also be found on Blue Ridge Electric’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blueridgeemc.