About 1,300 people remain without power in Haywood County following the wintry weather which moved through the region overnight.
Work is underway to restore power quickly, but due to the remote locations of some areas, outages may last into tomorrow. Those without power should plan for the possibility of an extended outage.
From Haywood EMC:
As of 11:00 this morning, Thursday, February 18, Haywood EMC has 670 members without power, mostly in Haywood County. Crews continue working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. However, due to seven broken power poles with some inaccessible by vehicle, we do not expect full power restoration before 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, February 19. Therefore members should make plans for the possibility of being without power through tonight.
To report a Haywood EMC outage:
By phone: 1-800-951-6088
From Duke Energy:
Although power outages were fewer than expected, work is underway to restore those customers who lost power. Travel conditions remain treacherous and people should take good care traveling. Crews are assessing damage and restoring power as quickly and safely as possible.
Duke Energy is reporting 679 homes without power in Haywood County.
Duke Energy customers can report power outages in the following ways:
Visit duke-energy.com on a desktop computer or mobile device
Use the Duke Energy mobile app – download the Duke Energy App from a smartphone via Apple Store or Google Play
Text OUT to 57801 (standard text and data charges may apply)
Duke Energy Carolinas: 1-800-POWERON (1-800-419-6356)
Duke Energy Progress: 800-419-6356
Those in need of sheltering assistance or resource needs are encouraged to call 211.