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High winds lead to power outages for the last Saturday of March 2022

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Last Updated on March 26, 2022 6:51 pm

High winds lead to power outages in the county on Saturday while a Wind Advisory was in effect.

A fallen tree on Poplar Grove Road south, near both Clayton Green Road and Honey Bear Campground Road, lead to the road being closed and power outages for a time, as fire crews and Blue Ridge Energy worked at the scene. At the height of the outages 627 members were affected, according to Blue Ridge Energy. The outage occurred at 9:16 am and the road was open back up completely at 11:44 am.

A tree down also resulted in outages in the Silverstone area around 10:15 am. There were around 50 members without power according to the Blue Ridge Energy outage map at the time.

A tree down on Love Hollow Road, off of Baird's Creek Road, also resulted in power lines down at 1:05 pm.

Outages also occurred east of Boone between Bamboo and Triplett just after 2:30 pm. See the screen shot of the outage map below for location.

Minor outages also occurred between Rominger and Beech Mountain. See the screen shot of the outage map below at 4:19 pm for location.

Photo of tree down on Poplar Grove Road: Blue Ridge Energy

Blue Ridge Energy map at 11 am

Outages east of Boone at 2:31 pm.

Outages between Rominger and Beech Mountain at 4:19 pm.

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