winter weather


(Sunday 5:30 p.m.)  About 8,000 Duke Energy customers were without power late Sunday afternoon in Western North Carolina after a storm that dropped close to a foot of snow in some areas passed through the region.

Bryan Miler/Courtesy of BPR News

Update January 5 at 10 am: Wednesday morning power was almost completly restored across the Western North Carolina mountians. Five residents in Henderson, Buncombe, Haywood, Graham and Polk Counties respectively are still in the dark, according to Duke Energy.

There is potential for another snow storm on Thursday night to Friday morning in the region, according to The Weather Channel. 

Carolyn Kovash/BPR

(Tuesday 10:00 a.m.)  Around 15-thousand Duke Energy customers remained without power Tuesday morning in the BPR listening area due to last weekend's snow storm.  It could be another day or two before service is restored to those areas.  BPR is among those being affected, as the station lost power at its three of its transmitter sites.  Those sites are running on generator power, but as the station is not able to access the sites to service them, it could go off the air in certain areas when the generators run out of power.