• Power restored to more than 5,000 in Watauga Co. after storm

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    WATAUGA COUNTY, N.C. - Blue Ridge Electric said it restored power to more than 5,000 members in western Watauga County.

    High winds and icy weather damaged a transmission line early Tuesday morning.

    King Street and Appalachian State University experienced power outages.

    Watauga County schools were closed Tuesday due to power outages.

    Blue Ridge Electric remains on high alert, ready to respond due to predicted severe weather, according to its website. Report all outages to our PowerLine: 1-800-448-2383.

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