Hillsborough, NC – Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation’s line crews have begun restoration on this afternoon’s severe weather event to restore power to cooperative members. Current outages stand at 1,825 with the largest outages in Person County. Our crews are working as quickly as possible to restore power to all of Piedmont EMC’s members. Piedmont EMC would like to remind members to never touch a downed power line or clear yard debris near a downed power line.
2/25 Update: Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation’s line crews have completed outage restoration to those affected by Wednesday’s severe weather. The last outage was restored at 4:25am this morning. At the height of the outages we had 1,825 without power at 5:30pm. Piedmont EMC has sent crews to Dobson, North Carolina to assist Surry-Yadkin EMC in their storm restoration efforts. Piedmont EMC will continue to monitor conditions as we anticipate scattered outages today resulting from forecasted high winds and wet soil conditions.
Piedmont Electric is on alert and will be providing ongoing communications and weather monitoring. If a power outage occurs, Piedmont Electric customers should report the outage to 800.449.2667. You can also check our online Outage Map Viewer which provides detailed outage information, including location. If you would like to understand how power is restored after a major outage, check out our “Steps to Restoring” graphic here.
BE SAFE: STAY AWAY FROM DOWNED POWER LINES
PEMC reminds members to stay away from downed power lines or fallen trees/limbs that may be in close proximity to power lines. Do not to attempt to move downed lines under any circumstances, and exercise extreme caution around any damaged electrical infrastructure. Please report any damage to the Cooperative and/or local law enforcement in the event of an emergency.
Piedmont EMC serves more than 31,000 members and maintains 2,400 miles of power lines in Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Granville, Orange and Person Counties.