Central reporting no outages
January 22nd, 2016
By James Taylor
Following the initial blow of winter storm Jonas passing through central North Carolina, Central Electric is not reporting any power outages at this time. Crews remain on standby and are prepared to respond to any outages that may occur as a result of the storm.
Members of the community are urged to remain alert to changing weather conditions. The potential for freezing rain and ice accumulation over the next 24 hours is still present, which could lead to extended power outages.
In the event of a power outage, safety is a top concern for utility workers and members of the community. If you plan to use a generator during a power outage, make sure it is operated outside in a well ventilated area and never connect it directly to your home’s wiring or power lines. This could create a dangerous situation for crews attempting to work on power lines. Also, avoid downed power lines and never touch a fallen power line; treat all lines as if they are energized.
Should outages start to occur, crews will work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Primary lines serving the largest number of consumers will be restored first, followed by secondary lines serving smaller numbers of consumers. Outages or dangerous situations can be reported 24 hours a day by calling 1-877-766-6769 and outages can be tracked by visiting Central Electric’s Outage Center.