After a week of high winds, slippery roads, and scattered power outages, there was good news for Saturday morning, as BREMCO reported that severe weather caused no problems overnight for members of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation. Their linemen just completed restoration
(BREMCO Pix from recent storms) to 30 members who briefly lost power Saturday morning, according to spokesperson Renee Whitener, who said in her release that as of 9:30 a.m., 30 members in the Deep Gap area of Watauga County were restored with power after being affected for just under an hour. Linemen report very slick road conditions and urge members to use caution if traveling. That was in contrast to last Saturday when the up to 9000 Blue Ridge Electric customers who lost power in a January 17th storm were still being restored. BREMCO employees remain on high alert and prepared to respond quickly if needed, according to Whitener, who said members are encouraged to report any outages that occur to the cooperative's PowerLine: 1-800-448-2383.