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Emergency Power Outage Planned for Much of Avery County on Friday Morning

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Mountain Electric Cooperative has scheduled an Emergency Power Outage at 12 AM – 5 AM, on early Friday morning, October 11, 2019, according to a post on their Facebook page.

The outage is necessary to make emergency repairs to equipment at the MEC/ TVA Cranberry Substation.

Members that were without power during the April 2019 outage should expect to lose power during this outage as well.

The outage will impact 14,500 customers over much of Avery County including the following communities:

Newland

Cranberry

Minneapolis

Banner Elk

Sugar Mountain

Grandfather

Montezuma

Linville

Pineola

Crossnore

Jonas Ridge

Old Beech Mountain

Heaton

Matney

Blevins Creek

Linville Falls

Please note that the outage will NOT affect Beech Mountain and Elk Park areas. Contact 828-733-0159 with questions.

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