RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are reporting fewer than 600 outages statewide, mainly in the Sandhills region of the state. Crews in affected areas are responding to outages as quickly and safely as possible.
Electric cooperative crews statewide are continuing to monitor weather conditions and stand ready to respond should additional outages occur. Because North Carolina's electric cooperatives are located in the communities they serve, restoration crews are always close by and can begin work as soon as conditions are safe. Additional crews are being brought in to areas in the path of the most severe weather.
Electric cooperative members are asked to call their cooperative directly if they experience a disruption in power. For phone numbers to report outages and the counties served by each co-op, refer to www.ncelectriccooperatives.com/co-ops/coops.htm.
North Carolina's electric cooperatives serve more than 2.5 million people in 93 of the state's 100 counties.
SOURCE North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives