North Carolina state law requires anyone performing excavation to first call the statewide notification center's number before digging. Callers must then wait 48 hours while utilities locate and mark their underground facilities. Albemarle EMC is a member of NC 811. Call 811 or 1-800-632-4949 two business days before you plan to dig. They will contact us to locate any underground electric lines. It's the law. Access our 811 flyer here.