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Scheduled power outages through Sunday morning in Transylvania, Jackson Counties

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TRANSYLVANIA Co., NC (FOX Carolina) -

Officials with Haywood Electric Membership Corporation announced a scheduled power outage in the Transylvania and Jackson County areas overnight.

According to the company, beginning Saturday night at 11 p.m. through Sunday, June 3 around 7 a.m., about 5,400 Haywood Electric Membership Corporation members will be without power in Transylvania County. About 25 customers on Own Mountain in Jackson County will also be without power.

The company said the scheduled outage is a request by Duke Energy to make repairs to a power pole damaged last weekend. That pole supplies power to HEMC's Rosman and Quebec Substations, said company officials.

All HEMC members in Transylvania County, excluding those in the Connestee Falls and Sapphire communities, will be affected by the scheduled outages.

HEMC released additional information on the scheduled outage on Facebook:

While this power outage is scheduled to last eight (8) hours, we cannot guarantee that it won’t last longer. Therefore, If you are an Haywood EMC member who is dependent on electricity for a medical condition and/or medical equipment, HEMC cannot guarantee that your electricity will be restored in a manner that would not threaten your dependence on medical equipment or would accommodate your medical needs and suggest you make plans accordingly.

HEMC appreciates everyone’s patience and understanding as Duke Energy employees work to restore our power as quickly and safely as possible.

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