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More than 40,000 without power in NC

January 7, 2014

Staff report


More than 40,000 customers in North Carolina are without power, but less than two dozen of them are in Richmond County as cold temperatures grip the region.


As of 11:15 a.m. as the outside temperature was 17 degrees — and, with the chill, even colder — a report on the Duke Energy website, www.duke-energy.com, showed 17 residential customers in Rockingham were without power.


Duke Energy reported more than 37,000 customers without service in western North Carolina. The utility had more than 2,400 customers without service in the area previously served by Progress Energy.


Dominion reported about 250 customers without service in northeastern North Carolina.


The Associated Press contributed to this story.


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Thousands without power in North Carolina


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of customers are without power as cold weather grips North Carolina.


Major utilities serving the state reported more than 40,000 customers were without electric service Tuesday.