Find a list of your saved stories here

More than 360,000 remain without power in NC


Save Story

Save stories to read later


Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 360,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina are without power as the state's Piedmont region thaws out from a winter storm.

Duke Energy says 282,000 of its customers were without electricity this morning after snow, sleet and up to a half-inch of ice coated the area over the past two days. The utility reports over three-quarters of the people it serves in Alamance, Davidson and Randolph counties don't have electricity.

North Carolina's energy cooperatives reported more than 62,000 outages and EnergyUnited reported about 17,000 of its customers were without power.

The utilities say some people will be without power through next week.

Temperatures dropped below freezing this morning, but forecasters say highs in the 60s this weekend should thaw things out.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

U.S.
The Associated Press

    STAY IN THE KNOW

    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast