PEMC Prepared for Upcoming Winter Weather

An arctic cold front will blast across Central NC this weekend resulting in a several hours of 35 to 45 MPH wind gusts with some up to 50 MPH on Saturday evening; combined with the very cold air expected behind the front, with wind chills between five degrees below zero to 10 degrees on Saturday night through Sunday.

In addition, a potentially significant winter storm could affect our region next Monday through Wednesday, February 16-18th, with possible ice and snow accumulations along the I-85 corridor in the Carolinas.  The exact locations of these areas of snow and ice will depend on the track of the storm.  There will likely be changes to the forecast since this storm is still several days away, so be sure to check www.weather.gov/ throughout the weekend for any updates.

Piedmont Electric’s top priority is always the safety of our employees, members and the community.  We will remain on storm alert with ongoing storm-related communications, weather monitoring, and preparing personnel. If weather does impact our service territory next week, we will be ready to respond.

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In anticipation for next week’s winter weather please be aware that these extreme temperatures will result in higher electricity usage due to the colder the outdoor temperature, the greater the heat loss from inside the home and the longer your heating system must operate to maintain your level of comfort.  We would like to remind our members to follow these 101 Low-Cost/No-Cost Energy Saving Measures to keep your electric bills as low as possible during this upcoming winter storm and throughout the year.