Mecklenburg Co. sees less than 2,400 outages

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mecklenburg County was seeing more than 11,000 outages as of 11:20 a.m. Thursday.

As of 8 a.m., Duke Energy reported about 190,000 outages the day after a winter storm rolled through the Carolinas. About 3,400 Duke Energy crews are in the field Thursday continuing power restoration.

Duke Energy said everyone should have power restored by Saturday night.

The following is the company’s estimated times of restoration.

3 p.m. Friday:

Catawba, N.C.

Gaston, N.C.

Lincoln, N.C.

Union, N.C.

Union, S.C.

 9 p.m. Friday:

Lancaster, S.C.

 Noon Saturday:

Anson, N.C.

 11:45 p.m. Saturday:

Rowan, N.C.

Stanly, N.C.


Current outages

10:30 p.m.: Mecklenburg, 2,259 --  Union, N.C. 52 – Chester, S.C., 38 – Lancaster, S.C., 62

8:15 p.m.: Mecklenburg, 2,626 -- Cabarrus, 4 – Gaston, 5 – Iredell, 1 – Lincoln, 11 – Rowan, 77 – Union, 58 – Chester, S.C., 192 – Lancaster, S.C., 157

6:30 p.m.: Mecklenburg, 4,173 -- Cabarrus, 154 – Gaston, 200 – Iredell, 65 – Lincoln, 44 – Rowan, 77 – Union, 83 – Chester, S.C., 194 – Lancaster, S.C., 165

5 p.m.: Mecklenburg, 6,319 -- Cabarrus, 293 -- Gaston, 1,162 -- Iredell, 161 -- Lincoln, 189 -- Rowan, 812 -- Union, 1,524 -- Chester, S.C., 413 -- Lancaster, S.C., 1,789

4:30 p.m.: Mecklenburg, 7,348 -- Cabarrus, 203 -- Gaston, 1,748 -- Iredell, 112 -- Lincoln, 202 -- Rowan, 1,625 -- Union, 1,908 -- Chester, 426 -- Lancaster, S.C., 3,222

3 p.m.: Mecklenburg, 9,398 -- Cabarrus, 1,237 -- Gaston, 2,556 -- Iredell, 338 -- Lincoln, 1,369 -- Rowan, 1,648 -- Union, 2,446 -- Chester, S.C., 2,112 -- Lancaster, S.C., 3,712

1:45 p.m.: Mecklenburg, 10,636 -- Cabarrus, 1,292 -- Gaston, 2,553 -- Lincoln, 1,368 -- Rowan, 1,624 -- Union, 2,381 -- Chester, S.C., 2,909 -- Lancaster, S.C., 4,647

12:45 p.m.: Mecklenburg, 14,027 -- Cabarrus, 4,265 -- Gaston, 2,710 -- Iredell, 343 -- Lincoln, 1,368 -- Rowan, 1,624 -- Union, N.C., 759 -- Chester, S.C., 2,929 -- Lancaster, S.C., 5,189 -- York, S.C., 10

12:30 p.m.: Mecklenburg, 13,857 -- Cabarrus, 4, 265 -- Gaston, 2,710 -- Lincoln, 1,368 -- Rowan, 1,624 -- Chester, S.C., 2,926 -- Lancaster, S.C., 5,184

11:30 p.m.: Mecklenburg, 11,172 --  Chester, S.C., 3,874 -- Lancaster, S.C., 3,928 -- Gaston, 2,148 -- Lincoln, 1,367


"Some of our service territory took a hard blow from the storm," said Jeff Corbett, senior vice president of Duke Energy’s Carolinas Delivery Operations. "We are concentrating our efforts on assessing damage and working to restore power in these hard-hit areas.

Customers who experience an outage should call Duke Energy’s automated outage-reporting systems for their respective utility:

Duke Energy Carolinas: 1-800-POWERON (1-800-769-3766)

Duke Energy Progress: 1-800-419-6356

Spanish-speaking customers can call: 1-866-4APAGON

Customers may also report an outage or view current outages online at www.duke-energy.com/storms.

EnergyUnited crews remain ready to restore power as quickly as possible should outages occur as a result of the aftermath of this week’s winter weather. 

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, EnergyUnited was showing fewer than 400 outages on the system and very few of the cooperative’s 120,000 members experienced power outages on Wednesday and Thursday. For some members who did face outages, restoration efforts were hampered by impassable roadways, which resulted in slightly lengthier restoration times than normal.
 
Electric cooperative members are asked to call their cooperative directly if they experience a disruption in power. For phone numbers to report outages and the counties served by each co-op, refer to www.ncelectriccooperatives.com/co-ops/coopList.htm.
 
North Carolina's electric cooperatives serve more than 2.5 million people in 93 of the state's 100 counties.

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