NEW INFO: Power Fully Restored In Washington

By: Marvin Daugherty, Jim Howard
By: Marvin Daugherty, Jim Howard

Power has been restored to thousands of people in Washington as strong, chilly winds sweep over the east Friday morning.

Washington Mayor Mac Hodges says the east-side of the city was in the dark for about two hours after a tree limb came down on a power line on Fifth Street. That ended up knocking out three power circuits in the city.

Crews were immediately dispatched to the area, and full power was restored by 7:14 a.m.


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Thousands were reportedly in the dark in the City of Washington as strong, chilly winds sweep over the east Friday morning.

Beaufort County Emergency management director John Pack said roughly 10,000 people in the city of Washington are in the dark or have been Friday morning.

Pack said for an unknown reason, nearly everyone on the City of Washington grids were knocked offline Friday morning.

Washington police said it appears several transformers blew, but they do not know how yet.

Crews are out repairing through the city, according to officials.

Several people reported their power was back on around 7 a.m.

There is no word yet from City of Washington Utilities on when neighborhoods can expect full restoration.


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Thousands are reportedly in the dark in the City of Washington as strong, chilly winds sweep over the east.

Beaufort County Emergency management director John Pack said roughly 10,000 people in the city of Washington are in the dark or have been Friday morning.

Pack said for an unknown reason, nearly everyone on the City of Washington grids were knocked offline Friday morning.

Crews are out repairing through the city, according to officials.

There is no word yet on what caused the outage or when neighborhoods can expect full restoration. Pack said crews are working as quickly as they can.

WITN Meteorologist Jim Howard said strong gusty winds on Friday will keep wind chills in the 20s throughout the day despite sunny skies.

Flurries are being reported in Perquimans County and a one-hour school delay is in effect for Hertford County Schools due to sleet.

Beaufort County government offices are on a 2-hour delay Friday morning because many building do not have generators, according to Pack.

Beaufort County Schools are not in session until Monday, therefore their schedules have not been impacted.

An area of low pressure will move away from eastern Carolina on Friday followed by clearing skies and much colder air. Friday afternoon temperatures will only reach the middle 30s with gusty winds despite plenty of sunshine.

Wind chills will run in the 20s throughout the day.

Temperatures will climb to the middle 40s Saturday under mostly sunny skies. Sunday will bring an increase in clouds with a late day shower possible.

Highs should warm to around 60° by Sunday afternoon.


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