Monthly Archives: February 2015

All Outages Restored After the “Big Chill” Event

As of Friday, February 27th at 4:45 p.m. Piedmont Electric had restored all power outages as a result of the winter storm that occurred late Wednesday night through Thursday morning.  Heavy, wet snow and ice from the storm weighed down power lines and caused tree limbs to snap and fall… Read More»

Storm Update: Piedmont Electric Restores 90% of Outages

Piedmont EMC crews have made significant progress in restoring outages that resulted from Thursday’s winter storm.  At the height of the storm there were more than 7,000 members without power.  As of 3:30am this morning only 769 outages remain.  Piedmont EMC will work as quickly and safely as possible to… Read More»

Storm Update: Crews Making Progress, Outages Down to 2,900

Piedmont Electric crews continue to make headway in our winter storm restoration efforts with outage numbers down to 2,900 from a peak of 6,900.  Restoring power quickly and safety to members is our highest priority, and crews will continue to work until power is restored. Crews from South River EMC headquartered in Dunn… Read More»

Storm Update: Co-op Crews Coming to Assist with Storm Restoration

Crews from South River EMC headquartered in Dunn and contract crews from Surry Yadkin EMC headquartered in Dobson are heading our way to assist with restoration efforts.  Crews will be working around the clock until all outages are restored. Heavy, wet snow has caused these outages, as the snow and ice weigh down power… Read More»

Storm Update: Piedmont Electric Outages Down to 4,500

Piedmont Electric crews continue to make headway in our winter storm restoration efforts with outage numbers down to 4,500 from a peak of 6,900.  Please refer to the link below which explains our steps to restoring power. Also use extreme caution throughout today as trees will continue to fall resulting in unsafe conditions including the… Read More»

Storm Update: Piedmont Electric Restores Power to 2,000 in Carrboro

Piedmont Electric crews have just restored service to a Carrboro circuit restoring power to approximately 2,000 members. At this mornings peak we had 6,900 members out of power. At this time our outages are at 4,900 and continue to fall. Our linemen are working in all counties and will continue working until all… Read More»

Piedmont EMC Crews Responding to Outages Caused by Winter Storm

Piedmont Electric is responding to outages caused by this latest winter storm.Trees covered with snow and ice are falling onto power lines resulting in more than 6,000 outages at this time. To report an outage call 800.449.2667 or call 800.222.3107. Please use caution throughout today as trees will continue to… Read More»

Winter Storm Watch In Effect for Central NC 2/25-2/26

There is a Winter Storm Watch in effect for our area 6PM this evening to Noon Thursday.  Moderate to occasionally heavy snow will overspread Central NC this evening and continue overnight; 4-8 inches of snow accumulation is expected.  A glaze of light freezing rain or freezing drizzle is also expected… Read More»

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Central North Carolina

Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for our area tonight due to the combination of very cold temperatures, brisk winds and potential for black ice.  Beginning tonight, dangerously cold wind chills near or below zero will occur from late tonight thorough mid-Friday morning; be prepared as frostbite and hypothermia become… Read More»