Wake Electric Responding to Winter Weather Outages

Monday, December 10th –

12/10/18 at 8:00 a.m. – All outages have been restored.

Another round of precipitation is forecast for central and western North Carolina this morning, which may result in additional power outages. If you are experiencing an outage, please report through your SmartHub app or call 919.863.6499. For restoration updates, view our Live Outage Map: https://ebill.wemc.com/maps/external/OutageWebMap/ .

Sunday, December 9th –

12/9/18 at 7:00 p.m. – Social media and website updates will continue in the morning. Thank you for your patience and please stay safe.

If you have not reported your power outage yet, please report through your SmartHub app or call 919.863.6499.

For restoration updates, view our Live Outage Map: https://ebill.wemc.com/maps/external/OutageWebMap/

 

12/9/18 at 5:00 p.m. – Although a brief lull in precipitation is expected across the state late this afternoon and evening, we urge our members to stay on high alert as additional mixed precipitation and continued wind gusts could cause more power outages. Heavy snow and ice can weigh down tree limbs and branches and bring them into contact with power lines, which is a primary cause of power outages in winter weather.
 
At this time, we have under 100 members without power. If you have not reported your power outage yet, please report through your SmartHub app or call 919.863.6499.
 
For restoration updates, view our Live Outage Map: https://ebill.wemc.com/maps/external/OutageWebMap/

2:00 p.m. – We are still experiencing scattered outages as a result of this winter storm.

If you are experiencing a power outage, please report your outage through SmartHub or call 919.863.6499. For restoration updates, stay tuned on Facebook and/or view our Live Outage Map.

Please keep in mind the following safety tips during and after a winter storm:

  • Never go near a downed or sagging power line. Do not attempt to remove debris from power lines, as the lines could still be energized and very dangerous. Always assume power lines are energized. Report fallen or damaged lines to your co-op or utility provider immediately.
  • Winter weather can lead to dangerous conditions on roadways. Stay off the roads if possible, and if you must drive, use extreme caution.
  • If you see electric utility crews working on the side of the road, slow down and leave plenty of room between your vehicle and the workers.
  • Only use generators and charcoal grills in well-ventilated outdoor areas; a garage does not count as a well-ventilated area. Never connect a generator directly to a home’s wiring. Instead, use an extension cord to plug lights and appliances into the generator.
  • If using Sterno or charcoal to cook food, always to do so outside in a well-ventilated area. Cooking indoors with Sterno or charcoal will produce deadly carbon-monoxide fumes.

10:30 a.m. – Due to winter weather, our service territory is experiencing scattered power outages. Line crews and staff are on high alert and working as quickly as possible to restore power outages in areas impacted by winter weather. Please stay safe and do not travel outside. If you have not reported your power outage yet, please report your outage through SmartHub or call 919.863.6499. For restoration updates, stay tuned on Facebook and/or view our Live Outage Map.

Temperatures are expected to continue to drop throughout the afternoon. Storm conditions, including continued precipitation, winds and ice accumulation, could cause additional outages. Heavy snow and ice can weigh down tree limbs and branches and bring them into contact with power lines, which is a primary cause of power outages in winter weather. Co-op crews are staged to respond to additional outages as quickly as possible to keep families warm throughout the winter storm.

Friday, December 7th –  We are monitoring weather conditions and are prepared to respond quickly if power outages occur as a result of the approaching winter storm.

Snow and ice can lead to power outages, especially if tree branches fall onto power lines. If outages occur, line crews are in place and will be ready to restore power as soon as conditions allow them to do so safely.

We encourage our members to prepare now for winter weather by developing a family communications plan and stocking an emergency preparedness kit with supplies like food, water, medicines and first-aid supplies, blankets and flashlights.

National weather service 11:30 am report. 12.7.2018

As a reminder, If you have an emergency or see any downed power lines, please call 911. If you are experiencing an outage, please report it through our SmartHub app or by calling 919.863.6499 or 800.743.3155. Remember, you can track outages and restorations in real time at www.wemc.com on the live Outage Map.

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