MURPHY, NC – Due to the widespread power outages from tropical storm Zeta, Cherokee County Schools are now closed for the day.
Originally, the school system was operating on a two-hour delay because of the tropical storm warning.
In a statement from the school, officials said:
“Cherokee County Schools is closed today, October 29th. This will be a remote learning day for students who have internet accessibility/power. Update: Optional Teacher Workday – Too many students with no power or internet.”
At 8 a.m., the Blue Ridge Mountain EMC (BRMEMC) “has recorded over 150 outages affecting over 15,000 members across most of our system.” More power outages are expected as tropical storm Zeta continues to pass through.
BRMEMC crews are out and working to quickly restore power. However, they do ask for patience.