Winter Storm Warning Issued for Our Area 1/6-1/7

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for our region from 7 p.m. this evening to 7 p.m. Saturday. Precipitation is expected to begin as light snow or rain snow mix and could make fall as early as mid-afternoon Friday. The heavier snowfall will occur between midnight and 9 a.m. Saturday. Accumulations could be as much as 6-9 inches of snow. Travel will become very hazardous or impossible; only travel in an emergency.  If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, blankets and water in your vehicle.

Piedmont Electric is on storm alert and will be providing ongoing storm-related communications, weather monitoring, and preparing personnel for this weather event. If a power outage occurs, Piedmont Electric customers should report the outage to 1.800.449.2667.  You can also check online on our Outage Map Viewer which provides detailed outage information, including location.

If you like to understand how power is restored after a major outage, check out our “Steps to Restoring” graphic here.

Please listen to NOAA Weather radio or go to weather.gov for more information to follow weather in our area.