The Transylvania Times -

High Winds Knockout Power


October 9, 2017

High winds from tropical storm Nate moved into Transylvania County Sunday, causing power outages as a result of trees taking out power lines.

“At the height of the outage, we started getting calls in yesterday afternoon from primarily outages from high winds knocking tree limbs into the lines,” said Ken Thomas, manager of marketing and communication for Haywood EMC. “We had a few broke poles and at the peak of the outage we had 400 out in Transylvania County, and had most of those on by midnight. The peak of outages was between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., and our folks have been working arou...

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