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22-Feb-2019BARC Responds to Power Outages from Winter Storm Petra

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tish Blackwell, 800-846-2272 (tblackwell@barcelectric.com)

Millboro, VA – As of 5:00 pm Thursday, February 21st, all known power outages caused by Winter Storm Petra moving through the BARC service area have been restored. BARC’s service area experienced 53 outages from the winter weather event impacting 2,804 members.

BARC appreciates the patience and support provided by members during this event and extended outage period.

BARC wishes to thank Community Electric Cooperative in Windsor, Virginia and PowerSecure for assisting with power restoration to members.

The BARC service area is forecasted to experience continued rain over the weekend and strong winds with gusts up to 50 mph Sunday, February 24th through Monday, February 25th. The combination of high winds and saturated ground may cause additional power outages. Members should be prepared for the possibility of power outages from this event and report any outages to BARC by calling 800-846-2272, using the BARC mobile app or using the online Customer Portal.

BARC reminds everyone if a down power line is spotted, to stay away and report it immediately. Downed power lines should be considered energized and dangerous.

About BARC

BARC Electric Cooperative is a customer-owned electric cooperative serving 13,000 residents, farms and businesses across five counties in Virginia. To continue to serve and meet the needs of its members, BARC constructed the first community solar garden in the Commonwealth and provides high-speed Internet, telephone and television service through BARC Connects, its wholly-owned fiber-to-the-home subsidiary. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. To learn more about all the exciting things happening at BARC, visit www.barcelectric.com and www.barcconnects.net.