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Jefferson Power Outages Caused by Weather


April 1, 2023 - High Wind

Wind gusts across the county reached as high as 76 mph. Wind gusts over 50 mph were common for around a five to six hour period late on April 1 into the early morning hours of April 2. During the event numerous trees and power lines were blown down countywide. Several road were blocked due to the downed trees. The majority of the damage reports were from the Creston area. Damage values are estimated.

February 27, 2023 - High Wind

Wind gusts from 61 to 73 MPH were measured in Ashe County, with the strongest gust measured at Mount Jefferson. Over 1,200 homes and businesses lost power, numerous trees were downed, many roofs were damaged, and one outbuilding was overturned and destroyed.

February 12, 2023 - Winter Storm

A mix of wintry precipitation fell across Ashe County. A trace to 0.15 inches of ice accumulated, along with a trace to 0.2 inches of sleet and a trace to 3 inches of snow across the county. Key Impacts: Icy roads, delayed travel, sporadic power outages.

December 23, 2022 - High Wind

Gusts to 58 mph were measured at the Ashe County Airport in Jefferson. Several trees and power lines were also down in the Lansing area as reported by a 911 dispatcher.

January 3, 2022 - Winter Storm

Snowfall reports from trained spotters and members of the public around the county ranged from 2.5 inches up to 7.8 inches in Laurel Springs. The heavy wet snow resulted in numerous trees falling on power lines around the county. Key Impacts: Impassable snow covered roads, traffic accidents, power outages.



December 1, 2010

A major storm affected the eastern U.S. during the period of November 30 - December 1 as a powerful upper low and surface system moved into the Great Lakes proving an extended period of deep southerly flow across the region. Precipitable water values were extremely high for very early December, running from 1.3 to 1.6 inches or nearly 200 percent of normal. Precipitation developed late on the 29th and produced moderate rains (0.25 to 0.50���) across the western portion of the NWS Blacksburg forecast area|ending at 7 AM on the 30th. Heavier and more widespread precipitation developed on the evening of the 30th into the early morning hours of December 1st.

June 25, 2006

Widespread heavy rains of two to four inches produced mudslides on Highway 163, two miles south of West Jefferson, and Highway 16, four miles southeast of Jefferson. Highway 16 South had one lane blocked by two downed trees. In Glendale Springs, an embankment washed out causing downed powerlines .

March 2, 2006

A cold front moved through the region during the afternoon of the 2nd. Strong winds behind the front downed trees, power lines and light poles. The AWOS in West Jefferson in Ashe county measured a wind gust of 57 knots.


Live Updates: Ian's U.S. death toll climbs to 27 - WHEC.com

The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Ian has risen to 27 as of Friday night. According to Florida’s Medical Examiners Commission, several new deaths were attributable to the storm, including a 62-year old woman who died after suffering injuries and drowning when a tree fell on a mobile home, a 54-year-old man who was found trapped in a window after drowning, and a female who was found tangled in wires under a residence in Lee County. Another three people died in Cuba earlier in the week as the storm churned northward. The death toll was expected to increase substantially once emergency officials have an opportunity to search many of the hardest-hit areas.

Sep 30, 2022

CSRA utilities offer free hotspots, put crews on standby for Ian Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

Transportation and utility crews are ready to act when the CSRA feels the effects of Ian. And they'll give help elsewhere when it's needed.

Sep 28, 2022

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Electric service to one of downtown Binghamton's tallest buildings was knocked out following a reported transformer explosion.

Aug 31, 2022

Sussex County and Morris County power outage after I-80 accident

80,000 customers were knocked out before crews started re-routing power to substations in Morris and Sussex counties.

Aug 9, 2022

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Power was reported still out to hundreds of NYSEG customers in Chenango County and Tioga County early August 5.

Aug 5, 2022

Transformer fires cause power outage in Mt. Juliet | Community | wilsonpost.com

Two transformer fires near Green Hill High School caused power outages for residents for about an hour Friday afternoon.

Aug 5, 2022

Crash leaves more than 1,200 homes without power in Newport News – Daily Press

A police department spokesperson said a passenger had minor injuries from the crash.

Jul 3, 2022

More than 70,000 report power outages in metro Richmond and Tri-Cities | WRIC ABC 8News Open Navigation Close Navigation

More than 20 thousand customers are currently without power due to severe thunderstorms ripping across the commonwealth.

Jun 22, 2022

Storm brings large hail, widespread power outages to Augusta area Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

As thunderstorms started moving through the Augusta area around 4:40 p.m. Friday, large hail fell from the sky.

May 6, 2022

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What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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Jefferson, North Carolina

City Jefferson
County Ashe
State North Carolina (NC)
Country United States
Zip Codes 28640

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