Isolated power outage near Roberdel; nearly 400 in the dark

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

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ROBERDEL — We’re not sure if anyone heard it, but when a large oak tree shaped along Ledbetter Road near the American Legion and Richmond County Cooners Club, people sure knew something had happened.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com A large oak tree snapped along Ledbetter Road at about 6:30 a.m. Monday, breaking one utility pole and cutting power to more than 370 Pee Dee Electric customers.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
A large oak tree snapped along Ledbetter Road at about 6:30 a.m. Monday, breaking one utility pole and cutting power to more than 370 Pee Dee Electric customers.

Pee Dee Electric reports 374 of its customers lost power at about 6:30 a.m. Monday in the Roberdel and Ledbetter communities when a large tree fell, snapping one utility pole and tearing down a three-phase line in three different span.

The area affected includes portions of Green Lake Road, Bear Branch Road and Ledbetter Road.

Ashley Haynes, with Pee Dee Electric, said a work crew on scene since shortly after the tree fell projected power wouldn’t be restored until at least 10 a.m.

“It’s a big job,” Haynes said.

But not too big for the small army of workers sent by Pee Dee Electric. The N.C. Division of Highways had a crew on scene to clear the debris and Time Warner and AT&T also had representatives on site.

Update 9:54 a.m.: Workers restored power to all but a very few residents shortly before 9:50 a.m. Only homes on the road leading to the American Legion Post 147 facility remained without power as the pole that snapped was on the corner of Ledbetter Road and American Legion Road.

Pee Dee Electric is a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative that serves more than 20,600 accounts in Anson, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Scotland, Stanly and Union counties. The cooperative manages 3,291 miles of line.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com A 40-foot utility pole at Ledbetter and American Legion roads broke in two when a large oak tree snapped early Monday morning.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
A 40-foot utility pole at Ledbetter and American Legion roads broke in two when a large oak tree snapped early Monday morning.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

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  • Norma Garris

    Power is back on, yaaayyyyy!!

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