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Power outages impact sections of Watauga County on Saturday October 21, 2023

Last Updated on October 21, 2023 7:45 pm

Sections of Edgemont and near Milton Moretz Road were impacted by power outages on Saturday morning.

At the height of the outages, 120 Blue Ridge Energy members were without power.

The outage in Edgemont lasted approximately 4 hours and was caused by a tree falling into and breaking a power pole, according to Blue Ridge Energy. 78 members were without power.

In the area near Milton Moretz Road, 42 members were impacted. It was caused by a squirrel, according to Blue Ridge Energy.

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