RALEIGH, N.C. – In the final report of the night, North Carolina’s network of electric cooperatives is reporting:
- 25,000 outages mostly located in the Sandhills region and along the I-95 corridor near the South Carolina border.
- Crews from the affected cooperatives are responding to outages as quickly and safely as possible.
- Crews are also on standby to restore any additional outages that may occur.
- If you are without power and plan to use a portable generator, be sure the generator is located outside your house for proper ventilation and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Remember: cars, ice and power poles don’t mix. Avoid travel if possible, and if you see emergency workers or utility crews on the side of the road, please slow down and give them plenty of space.
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/coops.htm.
North Carolina’s electric cooperatives serve more than 2.5 million people in 93 of the state’s 100 counties.