TVA and Mountain Electric Cooperative have scheduled a major power outage in Avery County for Saturday, April 13th at 11:30 p.m.

The outage will impact 14,500 customers in Newland, Cranberry, Minneapolis, Banner Elk, Sugar Mountain, Grandfather, Montezuma, Linville, Pineola, Crossnore, Jonas Ridge and Linville Falls.

The outage will not affect the Beech Mountain or Elk Park area.

The outage is necessary to replace and repair high-voltage equipment at the Cranberry Substation.

Work should be complete and power should be restored by 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 14th.

For questions, call (828) 733-0159.