If you lose power in this week’s winter storm (or at any other time), call your power company. Do not call 911 unless there is an emergency.
To report outages, use the following numbers:
•Wake Electric: 800-743-3155 or 919-863-6499.
•Duke Energy Progress: 800-419-6356.
•Town of Wake Forest Power: 919-435-9570 (weekdays, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) or 919-554-6724 (nights, holidays and weekends).
Downed power lines
With freezing rain and ice storms, the likelihood of downed power lines goes up.
No power line should ever be approached. And they should never be touched with any object. Instead, call your power company. If the downed line presents a life-threatening emergency, call 911.