Thousands of customers on the Appalachian Trail have been left without power as the Blue Rock Mountain Electric Company (BMA) scrambles to restore service after the power failure on the mountain’s north rim.
The outage has left some customers without power on the mountains south side and some of the Blue Rocks south rim, with some of those customers unable to reach cellphone service.
The outage occurred at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday on the north side of the mountain, according to BMA spokesperson Michael Hoechlin.
The service outage affected service to about 1,300 customers on both sides of the rim.
On the south side, BMA says about 1.5 million customers are without service.
The utility says that power lines were cut on the south rim and crews are on site.
It says that about 3,000 customers are expected to be without service in the next 48 hours.BMA says the power outage is a result of the storm, but the cause is still under investigation.