Mountain residents have already endured a power outage

YOUNG HARRIS, Georgia (WDEF) – Some North Carolina and Georgia mountain residents are just getting their power back as the storm rolls in.

About 17,000 residents, including some customers in Cherokee and Fannin Counties suffered outages on Thursday.

The Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation says TVA was having trouble with equipment failure.

The first outage happened Thursday morning.

TVA crews tried to find out which piece of equipment had failed.

Their investigation continued into the evening, when a larger outage happened around 7:20 PM.

They still don’t know which was the faulty part, but officials assure customers they have now patched around it.

They do not expect any further outages during the overnight winter weather.

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