2013-03-07 / Top News

BARC update - 1 p.m. Thursday

Crews to work toward Bolar this afternoon

MILLBORO — As of 1 p.m., BARC has restored service to 5,626 customers, and estimates there are 2,996 customers without electric service across five counties. 

All available field personnel have been working since 6 a.m. today to restore power, and will work past dark this evening. 

Areas of focus for the afternoon/evening/night include:

•                Effinger substation, including Modine and Kyger’s Hill

•                Village of Millboro and surrounding area

•                Bustleburg community

•                Rockbridge Baths

•                South on Route 687

•                Falling Springs

•                Johnson’s Creek

•                Little River

•                Ingram Hill

•                Big River

•                Bell’s Valley

•                Via’s Crossing

•                Mill Creek

•                Deerfield

•                Green Valley

•                Ridge Road

•                Bratton’s Run

•                Williamsville to Headwaters

•                Shaw’s Ridge & Palo Alto

•                Poplar Hill

•                Ben Salem

•                Boat Locks

•                Cornwall area (various)

•                Route 42

•                Route 220 North


Power supply to most of Hot Springs has been restored. If you reside in or near Hot Springs and your power is still out, call (800) 846-2272 and report your outage.

Additional crews from Rutherford EMC have arrived and are grabbing some lunch, stocking up on materials, and will head directly up Route 220 North working their way toward Bolar and Highland County customers. They left North Carolina at 4 a.m. this morning and will work as late as safely possible.

BARC expects power will be restored to a majority of its customers by Friday night, but some should expect to not receive service until Saturday or Sunday. 

All BARC personnel will work through the weekend as necessary to restore power.

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