A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7am on Saturday for Beaufort, Mainland Hyde, Martin, Outer Banks Dare, Tyrrell, Washington and western Dare County. The threats are black ice and slick roadways.
UPDATE: Tideland EMC says power was restored to about a thousand customers in the Engelhard area of Hyde County at 5:10 p.m.
About a thousand homes and businesses remain without power after a substation lost power in Hyde County.
Tideland EMC says around 11:25 a.m. its Engelhard substation lost incoming power. Crews have been able to isolate the damage to an eight mile stretch of remote terrain between Carter Canal and Rock Road.
Tideland says a large tree fell, damaging a line. The utility hopes to have all power restored by 6:00 p.m.