Conditions will grow worse today for power outages. Strong winds rel always a problem but snow on trees increases the change of limbs breaking The cold temps, high winds, and downed trees making power restoration efforts much more difficult. Progress Energy has been working over night on restoring power to several hundred people in Spruce Pine and also in Bakersville. Power companies caution: If you lose power, don't operate generators inside the house and keep a close watch on candles and other open flames. Select a link below for details on outage conditions.