Mountain Electric outage to impact 14,500 customers Friday morning

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MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Mountain Electric has scheduled a power outage for Friday morning in order to make emergency equipment repairs.

The utility says the outage will take place Friday, October 11 between midnight and 5 a.m.

About 14,500 customers in Avery County will be affected, including those in the following communities:

  • Newland
  • Cranberry
  • Minneapolis
  • Banner Elk
  • Sugar Mountain
  • Grandfather
  • Montezuma
  • Linville
  • Pineola
  • Crossnore
  • Jonas Ridge
  • Old Beech Mountain
  • Heaton, Matney
  • Blevins Creek
  • Linville Falls

Mountain Electric says customers who were impacted by the April 2019 outage should expect to lose power during this outage as well.

The outage will not impact the Beech Mountain and Elk Park areas, according to the utility.

Crews will make emergency repairs at the MEC/TVA Cranberry Substation during the outage.

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