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Nasty Weather Caused Scattered Power Outages

Overnight Thursday into Friday morning there were many scattered power outages across the east thanks to the windy and rainy weather.

One power outage was near the Pitt-Greenville airport. Greenville Utilities says a transformer blew around midnight off of North Green Street. Pitt County dispatchers say a fire truck was also called to the scene.

"I'm just thankful that Greenville Utilities were speedy about getting the utilities back on, getting our electricity back on and our house is back really warm this morning." said Peggy Dudley who lost power.

Progress Energy also reported 1400 customers without power in the wise forks area of Jones County and 184 customers near Dover in Craven County.



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The windy weather knocked out power to more than a thousand people across Eastern Carolina early Friday, but the biggest power outages have been fixed.

Scattered outages are still being reported. However, the two biggest outages overnight, in Wise Forks in Jones County and in Atlantic Beach in Carteret County, have been resolved.



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Power companies have more power outages to fix as the windy weather continues early this Friday morning.

Progress Energy reports about 1,200 people in Atlantic Beach in Carteret County. Estimated restoration time is 6:30 a.m.

Another large outage is in Greene County, near the community of Olds, east of Snow Hill. Estimated restoration time is 4:45 a.m.

There are several other scattered outages throughout the eastern half of North Carolina.



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We are getting reports of scattered power outages across the east, thanks to the windy and rainy weather.

Progress Energy is reporting several scattered outages; the largest outages being in the Wise Forks area in Jones County where nearly 1,400 customers are without power, and 184 customers near Dover in Craven County are also without power. There are other scattered outages, but they are small, affecting only a few customers in each area.

Progress Energy is currently accessing the damage of the power outage in Jones County, but expects all other outages to be back up and running in the next couple of hours.

Greenville Utilities says a transformer blew around midnight on North Greene Street near the Pitt-Greenville Airport; Pitt County dispatchers say a fire truck was also called to the scene.

GUC says there's only about 25 customers are without power right now, but their crews are working on it and power should be restored soon.

We'll keep checking in on the outages overnight, and keep you posted on any new developments.


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