Duke Energy restores power to more than 3,300 in south Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Duke Energy worked for hours to restore power to more than 3,000 customers early Tuesday morning in south Charlotte.

The first reports of outages in the area of Johnston Road and Pineville-Matthews Road came in around 12:30 a.m. but the outages ballooned to 3,300 by 4 a.m.

Police told Channel 9 that three major intersections are going to be a problem once rush hour begins: Johnston Road at Highway 51, Johnston Road at Park Road and Johnston Road at Carmel Road.

Duke Energy told Channel 9 that the outage was caused by an equipment issue at a substation just north of Ballantyne.

Just before 7 a.m., Duke crews told Channel 9 that they were able to get the power up and running for everyone in the area.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said bus routes operated as normal.

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