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    Blue Ridge EMC workers have been joined by crews from as far away as South Carolina to help restore power.

Major power outage

Blue Ridge EMC is working around the clock to restore electricity in Clay and surrounding counties

The calls started rolling in between 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Sept.11. Before it was over, more than 14,000 people would be impacted. The bulk of the calls came in between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. Tuesday. Power was out all over the area. The lights were out system-wide including Clay, Towns, Union and parts of Cherokee and Fannin counties.
Hurricane Irma did not score a direct hit to the area but the wind gusts, more than 50 miles an hour, toppled trees, and downed limbs and power lines.

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Staff reports

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997