Power out in sections of Kinston; some homes damaged

KINSTON, NC (WITN) - More than a thousand homes in Kinston are without power and officials say crews can't get out to fix the problems until conditions improve.

As of 5:00 a.m., the city says there were 1,200 customers without power. A spokesman at their Emergency Operations Center said the outages are spread throughout the city.

A large section of northwest Kinston lost power around 11:00 p.m. Thursday night.

The spokesman says they have had a handful of reports of structural damage, with trees on homes. There are also some reports on trees down and trees on power lines.

The city says so far there have been no reports of flooding.