N.C. electric cooperatives report outages in southeastern counties

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are reporting approximately 27,700 outages, all in the southeastern portion of the state.

As temperatures drop and with weather forecasts predicting the possibility of significant ice accumulation, power outages are likely. Although power lines are built to withstand a significant amount of ice buildup, tree limbs are more vulnerable. Ice-laden tree limbs often cause outages as they come in contact with power lines.

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are monitoring conditions and responding to outages as quickly as possible. Electric cooperative members are asked to call their cooperative directly if they experience a disruption in power. For phone numbers to report outages and the counties served by each co-op, refer to www.ncelectriccooperatives.com/co-ops/coopList.htm.

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives serve more than 2.5 million people in 93 of the state’s 100 counties.