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High Winds Lead To Power Outages In High Country Overnight Into Sunday Morning

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Last Updated on October 21, 2018 9:49 am

Portions of the High Country continue to be impacted by power outages after strong winds toppled trees Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

As of 9:35am, a total of 56 Blue Ridge Energy members were without power across the entire service area.

On Saturday night Watauga had 2 circuit outages affecting nearly 1,800 members, according to Renee Whitener with Blue Ridge Energy. The first outage was reported at 8:43pm and widespread outages were reported in the  Sherwood, Blowing Rock, Hound Ears, Bamboo and Deep Gap areas.

In Ashe the first outages were reported at 9:07pm, with a total of 235 members impacted with widespread outages in Beaver Creek, Warrensville, Creston, Shatley Springs, and Baldwin areas.

In Alleghany the first outages were reported at 10:56pm with a total of 112 members impacted, with widespread outages in Glade Valley, Magnolia, Sparta, and Ellis areas.

Power outage map from Blue Ridge Energy at 9:47am.

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