Raleigh, N.C. – With a wintry mix of sleet, snow and freezing rain expected to hit North Carolina tomorrow, NC’s 27 electric cooperatives are prepared to respond to the winter storm that could produce icing on trees and power lines with possible resulting power outages. While it is uncertain at this time which areas of the state will be affected, co-op crews across the state are on standby and ready to restore power as quickly as possible. Crews based in areas unaffected by the storm are ready to travel to storm impacted communities and assist with repairs.
Primary lines serving hundreds of customers are serviced first, then the secondary lines serving a smaller number of customers.
Electric cooperative customers are asked to call their cooperative directly if they experience power disruptions.
North Carolina’s electric cooperatives provide energy to 2.5 million people in 93 of 100 counties, primarily in rural parts of the state. The electric cooperatives own and maintain 95,000 miles of power lines, by far the most of any electric utility in North Carolina.