Central Electric Ready for Winter Weather
January 13th, 2015
By Heather Vaughan
Sanford, N.C., - January 13, 2015- Electric cooperative crews throughout the state are on alert for any outages that may result from the predicted wintry weather.
Snow, freezing rain and sleet are possible overnight and in the coming days across North Carolina- conditions Central Electric is monitoring closely. Freezing rain is the greatest concern, as ice-laden branches that fall on power lines are a major cause of outages during winter storms.
Electric cooperative members are asked to call Central EMC directly if they experience a disruption in power. Call 1-877-766-6769 to report an outage. Keep in mind that wait times may be longer than usual due to high call volumes.
In the meantime though, monitor our progress through the website, www.cemcpower.com . You’ll find Central’s Outage Viewer option on the homepage. Just click on Outage Center. Also if you see a downed power line, report it immediately to your local cooperative, power utility or 911. Under no circumstances should anyone approach or drive over a fallen power line. North Carolina’s electric cooperatives serve more than 2.5 million people in 93 of the state’s 100 counties.