LENOIR — All outages restored by 5:55 p.m., January. 16, for Blue Ridge Energy members impacted by the weekend winter storm that battered much of the state.
Most of the outages were related to wind and falling trees outside of power line rights-of-way.
- Watauga County: 1,903 Community Members of Sherwood, Valle Crucis and Vilas Affected by Damage at Nine Locations;
- Caldwell County: 150 members at Dudley Shoals and Grace Chapel affected by damage in three locations;
- Ashe County: 107 members in Beaver Creek, Creston and Obids affected with damage at six locations; and
- Alleghany County: 83 members in Ellis and Glade Valley affected with damage in three locations.
More snow and high winds are possible later in the week. Blue Ridge Energy line technicians and all personnel are on high alert and ready to respond quickly in the event of an outage.
Ways to report an outage:
On the Blue Ridge Energy mobile app
For anytime downtime:
Blue Ridge Energy posts information during major outages on its social media channels:
However, outage reporting is only available using one of the three options above (phone, mobile app or SMS) to ensure that outages are immediately and correctly recorded in the outage reporting and management system. cooperative failures.
Blue Ridge Electric serves approximately 78,000 members in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany and parts of Wilkes, Avery and Alexander counties. Its propane and fuels subsidiary serves customers in the Cooperative’s service area as well as Burke, Catawba and Grayson County, Virginia. To learn more, visit www.BlueRidgeEnergy.com.