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Friday, December 30, 2016

Downed trees lead to widely scattered electrical outages in Macon County

Readers are reporting trees in the roadways across the county this morning. Please be cautious as you head out today. The map included with this update shows locations where Duke Energy reports outages. Haywood EMC reports none of their customers are out of service this morning in Macon County.

I have added the NCDOT to the scanner feed at so you can listen to their crews as the remove trees from the roads, but they do not not always tell on the radio where they are operating.

Macon County is currently under a Wind Advisory, and winds will be peaking between 10 am and 1 pm today, so continue to be vigilant about keeping an eye out for downed trees.


Do not touch a power line or anything in contact with it and keep others away until help arrives.

Duke Energy

Call 800.769.3766 or in Spanish 866.4.Apagón (866.427.2466).

If you see a fallen power line or safety hazard, call Duke Energy at 800.Power.On (800.769.3766) or in Spanish 866.4.Apagón (866.427.2466) or contact your local emergency services immediately.

Haywood EMC

To report or inquire about power outages, call 1-800-951-6088


Carrion Tree Service is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for today. they are a fully licensed and insured tree service, specializing in dangerous tree removal, view clearing, pruning, and crane services with a 24 Hour emergency response.
Their phone number is 371-4718. They are located at 120 Depot Street.
They can handle all your tree removal needs in good or bad weather.


Today's weather coverage is being underwritten by Pennington's Paint & Body, your Franklin area collision repair shop. Stop by for a free repair estimate with 50% off your insurance deductible and a lifetime warranty.
Give them a call at (828) 524-3992. They are located at 471 Depot street behind Berry's tire & Amerigas.