NC Electric Cooperatives Report Outages; Encourage Continued Vigilance
The network of North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives reports approximately 6,300 power outages as of 11 a.m. Sunday morning, primarily from the Sandhills and areas west. As Winter Storm Izzy continues to move through the state, the cooperatives encourage continued vigilance.
“We’re not out of the woods yet,” said Louis Duke, spokesperson for North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives. “As the winter storm continues, ice, sleet and freezing rain combined with gusty winds are the greatest concern, as ice-laden branches that fall on power lines are a major cause of outages during winter weather events.”
Real-time outage information from electric cooperatives across the state is available on this Statewide Outage Map.
Cooperative members are encouraged to follow guidance from local officials and continue monitoring conditions. If you see a downed power line, report it immediately to your local co-op or power utility. Under no circumstances should anyone approach, touch or drive over a fallen power line.
The cooperatives’ top priority is serving members and communities, and cooperative teams will work diligently to minimize disruption to service while keeping members informed and safe.
Find your local co-op here.