11:40 a.m. update from McDowell County Emergency Management:
Duke Energy has advised Emergency Management that the power outage set to affect parts of Marion has been postponed until midnight tonight. This outage may occur earlier based upon the situation at the power facility. This continues to be a developing situation. At this time, we have not been provided a map that highlights the outage area. Updates will be sent once we receive new information from Duke.
From McDowell County Emergency Management: A power outage is expected to affect downtown Marion and some surrounding streets around 3 p.m. today.
Duke Energy has advised Emergency Management that this outage will affect nearly 900 customers and is necessary due to an emergency repair that must be made at their power facility on Rutherford Road.
This outage could occur earlier based upon the situation at the facility. Additional updates will be sent as they become available.