Blue Ridge Energy Prepares for Potential Winter Weather Impacts

LENOIR, NC (November 14, 2018) — Blue Ridge Energy crews are on high alert and are monitoring potential impacts from the winter storm that is expected to impact the region tonight. 

Line technicians are prepping trucks with all necessary supplies and materials for any outages that may occur as a result of the storm. System operators monitor the Blue Ridge power system and weather on a daily, 24-hour basis and all other employees are on high alert, ready to respond to member needs, including the cooperative’s member/customer service contact center.

Blue Ridge Energy urges members to act now to make preparations to remain safe and comfortable in the event of an outage. While precipitation type and predicted amounts are evolving, the potential for high impacts to our service area from ice exists. 

Keep the Blue Ridge Energy outage reporting number handy: 1-800-448-2383. Members can also report outages on the Blue Ridge Energy mobile app, available for free on app stores.

As a reminder, we urge members to stay away from any downed lines. Contact with downed lines can be dangerous, even deadly. Report downed lines at 1-800-451-5474 or call 911 immediately.

The electric cooperative 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