Winter Storm Response | Update 1-17-18 | 10 PM

Asheboro, N.C., January 17, 2018—Randolph Electric Membership Corporation is continuing to respond to power outages throughout the night as a result of Wednesday’s winter weather event. Randolph EMC crews, along with contract and neighboring co-op crews worked throughout the day repairing lines damaged from fallen trees and tree limbs weighed down by heavy snow. As of 10 p.m., crews are working to restore nine scattered outages affecting 130 members.

The cooperative urges members to remember that safety is top priority. If an individual encounters a downed power line, he or she should stay well away from affected areas. Never approach power lines that are low or on the ground, as they could be energized.

Members who receive electric service from Randolph EMC should report them by calling 1-877-REMC-OFF (1-877-736-2633).  For updates on power outages, visit REMC’s online Outage Map at www.RandolphEMC.com. The cooperative also posts status reports and safety information on its Facebook and Twitter pages.