Roanoke Electric Co-op substation fire to cause power outage to affect 2,500 member-owners

Roanoke Electric Co-op substation fire to cause power outage to affect 2,500 member-owners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                           Contact: Lori Everhart
May 28, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                    leverhart@roanokeelectric.com | 252-209-2236 

 

AHOSKIE, N.C. – Today, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at approximately 11 a.m.,  Roanoke Electric Co-op discovered a fire at the substation in Windsor (Bertie County). No one was hurt in this incident, and we want to thank the local firefighters for all their hard work and help to control this fire.

Our crews are working diligently and we will be bringing a mobile substation online to restore power.  We anticipate restoration to members will progress in stages. Due to the extent of the damage from the fire causing the outage to affect more than 2,500 member-owners, some members may not receive power until very late tonight.

If you suffer from the extreme heat, you may go to Cashie Convention Center, 118 County Farm Road, Windsor, North Carolina, where a temporary shelter has been set up. Water and snacks will be available. If you require medical attention, please visit your local hospital.

Updates are on Facebook, Twitter and RoanokeElectric.com. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience at this time 

Roanoke Electric Cooperative provides service to 14,500 members in Bertie, Hertford, Halifax, Northampton, Gates, Perquimans and Chowan counties. Chartered in 1938 to provide light and power to farms, the co-op today serves as an engine of economic development and provides educational, recreational and community assistance services to enhance the quality of life of its member-owners throughout the diverse communities it serves. Roanoke Electric Cooperative news for journalists available at REC Newsroom. Roanoke Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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