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 possibility of additional outages. There are reports of downed power lines in surrounding areas so please use extreme caution today. Always assume a downed power line is energized and stay away. Do not attempt to touch or move a downed power line. Call Piedmont Electric at 800.222.3107 or your local emergency services immediately to report all downed power lines. If you have not reported your Piedmont EMC outage please call our Outage Reporting Number at 800.449.2667.