Mills River Power Outages
Updated: Wednesday, January 16 2013, 08:30 PM EST
Nearly 3,000 Mills River residents spent Tuesday night and much of Wednesday in the dark.
Downed power lines are to blame. The outage happened in the area around Ray Hill Road, and also knocked out traffic lights. Crews worked for hours to restore power.
The fix couldn't come quick enough for one man suffering with health concerns.
"Oh, very bad, very bad. You can't eat, don't have no water, you don't have no heat," said Larry Triplett.
It's unclear if the power outage was weather related.