UPDATE Friday 7:32am – Power was restored overnight. For more information see this article.
UPDATE 8:19 pm – Many residents in Valle Crucis have ask on social media about the large presence of fire trucks. Due to power outages in portions of Valle Crucis, the fire alarms at Valle Crucis School were going off and Foscoe Fire was dispatched to response. There was no fire.
A large number of power outages are impacting both the Town of Boone and Watauga County at this hour.
As of 7:43pm there were 5,159 members of the Blue Ridge Energy coverage area in Watauga County impacted. The number for New River Light & Power customers in Boone was not known at that time.