Mainland Hyde County schools closed after power outage

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EASTERN CAROLINA - Schools in mainland Hyde County were closed today after storms moving through knocked out power Monday morning.

Both Mattamuskeet Elememtary School and Mattamuskeet Early College High School were both initially on a two-hour delay. That delay turned into a closing after the outage continued.

Tideland EMC says a tree fell on a two phase line around 8:00 a.m., causing the Engelhard substation to go out. Nearly 1,000 customers were without power.

The school system said power came back on shortly before 11 a.m.

Several other utilities reported outages Monday morning as well. Most of those outages had been repaired by 11:00 a.m.


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Strong storms moved across Eastern Carolina Sunday night leaving hundreds of people without power early Monday morning.

As of 7am, the following electric companies reported outages:

Duke Energy:
1,249 customers without power in the Callisons area along Callison's Rd.

Tideland EMC:
1,064 customer without power in Hyde Co.

Greenville Utilities Commission:
None

Jones-Onslow EMC:
None

Dominion Energy:
260 customers are without power in the Alligator area of Tyrrell County
65 customers are without power near the intersection of US-64, Old Columbia Rd. & Hwy. 94 in Tyrrell County

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As of 6am, the following electric companies reported outages:

Duke Energy:

1,249 customers without power in the Callisons area along Callison's Rd.
613 in Craven Co. in the area of River Rd. & Cow Pen Landing Rd.

Tideland EMC:
30 customers without power in Beaufort Co.
964 customer without power in Hyde Co.

Greenville Utilities Commission:
None

Jones-Onslow EMC:
None

Dominion Energy:
Scattered outages effecting less than 100 customers in spots
76 customers without power near Corporate Drive & Commerce Drive in Pasquotank County
97 customers without power along New Hope Rd. in Perquimans County

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As of 4:30am, the following electric companies reported outages:

Duke Energy:
1,249 cusotmers without power in the Callisons area along Callison's Rd.
791 customers without power between Mansfield and Morehead City along Arendell St.
20 customers without power in Duplin Co. outside Beulaville near Ottis Miller Rd.
105 customers without power in Snow Hill, Greene Co.

Tideland EMC:
5 customers without power in Beaufort Co.
1 customer without power in Hyde Co.
18 customers without power in Pamlico Co.

Greenville Utilities Commission:
74 customers without power between Falkland and Bruce in the areas of MacGregor Downs Rd. & Hwy. 43

Jones-Onslow EMC:
2 customers without power in Onslow Co.
2 customers without power in Jones. Co.

Dominion Energy:
1,576 customers without power in Pasquotank Co. along Hwy. 17 and Old U.S. 17
222 customers without power in Hertford Co. near New Hope Rd. & Woodland Church Rd.