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Since the beginning of COVID-19, Blue Ridge Energy has worked to assist our members during this difficult time. With the expiration of Gov. Cooper's Executive Orders 124 and 142, Blue Ridge remains committed in our efforts by continuing to suspend disconnects and waiving penalty and late fees for electric members until October. However, we encourage everyone with a past due balance (including Flexpay members) to call us by August 31 at 1-800-451-5474 to set up a special payment plan or ask us about crisis assistance from the In This Together Relief Fund.
Power Restoration Efforts Continue for Over 3,000
As of 4 am Tuesday, Blue Ridge Energy line technicians continue working to restore power after yesterday’s destructive storm of reportedly tornado-level high winds, up to six inches of flooding and lightning that left thousands in western North Carolina without power.
Over 7,000 Blue Ridge Energy members were affected. This morning, Line technicians and extra crews are working to restore over 3,000 still impacted in the following areas:
Caldwell County: 948 members primarily on Duck Creek Rd., Grace Chapel Rd., Petra Mill Rd., Granada Hills, Legacy Dr., and Lakewood Dr.
Watauga County: 15 members on Dr. Perry Dr. This area was flooded and high water broke a pole, which is being replaced as quickly as possible.
Alleghany County: our most devastated area still has 2,244 members affected Hwy 21 South, Stone Mountain Rd, Dewitt Rd., Shawtown Rd., Fox Ridge Rd., Hwy 18 North, and Old Barrett Rd. Here there are multiple broken poles and downed power lines crews are working to reach and replace.
The public is reminded to stay far away from downed power lines - they can be dangerous or even deadly! Report them by calling 1-800-451-5474 or dialing 911.
Blue Ridge Energy is an electric cooperative energy company serving 75,000 members in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Avery and Alexander countries.