Kinston Power Back On After Major Outage

Power is now back on in Kinston after about half of the city lost electricity this morning.

Eddie Whiteside with Kinston Public Services says around 8:00 a.m. a lightning storm moved through the area and power was knocked out to around 5320 customers around 8:30 a.m.

He says the outage lasted about 45 minutes with six of the city's eight substations going down. A transmission loop which ties all the substations together actually went down and Whiteside says they have to power each one up again individually.

The city is investigating to make sure lightning was actually the cause.


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  • by rapper Location: snow hill on Oct 12, 2011 at 10:08 AM
    "Is believed to have knocked out...." What does this mean : "They didn't know they had a storm"does or "They just don't know what knocked out the power" ?? I believe they didn't know they had a storm 'cause no one told 'em !!!
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      by Anonymous on Nov 19, 2011 at 08:19 AM in reply to rapper
      lol only in Kinston
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