TVA & Mountain Electric Plans For Major Power Outage June 22nd In Avery County

Last Updated on November 20, 2019 6:12 pm

A TVA & Mountain Electric Cooperative major power outage has been scheduled for 11:30 p.m. Saturday night, June 22, 2019. 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, and Linville Falls. Please note that the outage will NOT affect Beech Mountain and Elk Park areas.

The outage is necessary to replace and repair TVA/MEC high-voltage equipment at the Cranberry Substation. Work should be completed by 8:30 AM on Sunday morning. Contact 828-733-0159 with questions.

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