Vehicle Hits Tree Causing Power Outages In Valle Crucis

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Some Blue Ridge Electric members were without power on Wednesday afternoon, when a tree fell into the power lines after being struck by a vehicle.

Renee Whitener, with Blue Ridge Electric, tells WataugaRoads.com that 42 members were affected in the Dutch Creek area of Valle Crucis, when a vehicle rolled down a hill hitting a tree, and that tree fell into the power lines causing a pole to break. As of 2:50pm linemen had all but two members back on.

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