Severe weather caused no problems last night for members of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation, although linemen just completed restoration to 30 members who briefly lost power Saturday morning.
As of 9:30 a.m., 30 members in the Deep Gap area of Watauga County were restored with power after being affected for just under an hour. Linemen report very slick road conditions and urge members to use caution if traveling.
Blue Ridge Electric employees remain on high alert and prepared to respond quickly if needed. Members are encouraged to report any outages that occur to the cooperative's PowerLine: 1-800-448-2383.
Blue Ridge Electric provides an online outage map at www.BlueRidgeEMC.com, where news releases and safety tips can also be found. Updates are also available on the cooperative’s social media sites at: www.facebook.com/blueridgeemc and www.twitter.com/blueridgeemc.