Winter weather strikes hard
Thu, 12/14/2017 - 9:23am
Heavy snowstorm takes its toll on area power
Friday’s snowstorm was much heavier than initially predicted dumping heavy, wet snow on the area creating icy road conditions and leaving thousands of people without power in Clay and surrounding counties.
“The total affected customer count during this storm was 48,057 because some customers went off multiple times,” said Erik Brinke, director of Blue Ridge Mountain EMC Administrative Services & External Relations. “All restoration that was possible was complete by Monday evening, a total of around 80 hours.”
In Clay County outages affected 7,665 customers, Brinke said noting that this includes duplications because some customers’ power was out more than one time.
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By Becky Long Publisher