North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives Line Crews Restore More Than 20,000 Member Outages In 24 Hours

Restoration crews from North Carolina’s electric cooperatives restored power to more than 20,000 members in 24 hours following Winter Storm Izzy’s trek through the state, and efforts continue today. As of 11:00 a.m., fewer than 4,000 outages remain statewide.

Electric cooperatives serve approximately 2.5 million North Carolinians in 93 of the state’s 100 counties, primarily in rural areas. Because the cooperatives are based in the communities they serve, they address storm impacts as quickly as possible, beginning restoration efforts as soon as conditions are safe.

Real-time outage data from electric co-ops across the state is available on our Statewide Outage Map.

Cooperative crews are continuing restoration work today, working to repair and replace damaged poles and lines and return service to members as quickly as is safely possible.

Road conditions remain unsafe in some North Carolina communities, and drivers are urged to use caution if they are on the road. Cars colliding with power poles can lead to additional outages. Drivers are reminded to provide space for restoration crews to work crews safely.