All power restored from Saturday’s ice storm

All power restored from Saturday’s ice storm
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Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Blue Ridge Energy. By Renee Whitener. November 25, 2018. LENOIR, NC — Blue Ridge Energy has all power restored as of 8 pm Sunday that occurred from damage caused by Saturday’s icy weather.

Over 260 areas of damage were sustained on the cooperative’s electric system, primarily in Caldwell County. Outages began at 2:21 am Saturday, with the height of the outages occurring at 6 am Saturday when 5,378 members were without power.

Blue Ridge Energy thanks assisting personnel from sister cooperatives Energy United, Union Power and Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation and contractors: Sumter Utilities, Inc. and Asplundh Tree Expert Co.

Blue Ridge Energy serves some 76,000 members in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, and Alleghany counties as well as parts of Avery, Alexander and Wilkes counties. Learn more at or on the cooperative’s social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

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