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Thousands without power near Matthews, Duke Energy says

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Two separate outages left thousands of people without power in southeast Charlotte and Matthews on Sunday, according to Duke Energy’s Outage Map.

The first outage was reported at 5 p.m. on Sunday and is impacting more than 950 customers. Duke Energy says this outage was caused by a car damaging equipment and should be restored by 9:45 p.m. on Sunday.

The second outage is much larger, impacting more than 3,100 customers. Officials at Duke Energy say this outage was reported at 4:59 p.m., but they don’t know what caused the outage. Power is expected to be restored by 9:45 p.m.

This is a developing story; check back at wsoctv.com for updates.

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