A tree has fallen on a house in the Cashiers area. The tree has also fallen onto a main Duke Energy transmission line serving Highlands.
Tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Duke will cut power service to Highlands to remove the tree and repair their main transmission line.
The outage will be for several hours, and power should be restored to Highlands around 1 p.m.
All of the Town of Highlands will lose power during this period.
Our staff at town hall will man the phones to let folks know. Maybe the county emergency services can send a code red warning before the outage.
- Town of Highlands Mayor Pat Taylor