Minor Power Outages

Only minor power outages have been reported in Eastern Carolina because of the snow.

Greenville Utilities reports at approximately 5 a.m. Monday, icy tree limbs on power lines caused an outage affecting about 1,500 customers in the "Lynndale Subdivision."

GUC reports power was restored for the majority of those customers in approximately 15 minutes. The remaining 300 customers had power restored in under one hour.

GUC reports at approximately 5:20 a.m., tree limbs on a power line caused an outage for just one customer in the Stokestown area. Power was restored in less than one hour.

Power outages were much worse in the central and western part of the state. Hundreds of thousands of people lost electricity, but much of that has been restored.

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  • by countrymouse on Dec 27, 2010 at 06:51 AM
    Many thanks to the utility guys who are out there working in these conditions.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 26, 2010 at 08:39 PM
    The Chinese have already hacked into the software that controls our electric grid. Am also the prepared type. Have a reasonable amount of stored food packed by EmergencyEssentials.com. Water is the biggie. Keep some bottled water in each vehicle. There's likely 40 gallons or more in your water heater with a faucet valve on the bottom. Most people are so poorly prepared for a real emergency where we must survive on our own for a while.
  • by Tim Location: Washington on Dec 26, 2010 at 06:08 PM
    Tideland has a power outage on Goose Creek Road as of 8:45 PM
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Dec 26, 2010 at 03:23 PM
    @ be prepared: We hear ya. We have a similar heater. It has three bricks, and we can use one, two, or three as needed. These have to be cleaned of dust once a year, but not difficult to maintain.
  • by GUMBY on Dec 26, 2010 at 02:03 PM
    Praying for the people without power.
  • by George Location: Greenville on Dec 26, 2010 at 01:27 PM
    My emergency heater is ready as well as a good supply of flashlights and candles. Bring it on old man winter!
  • by be prepared Location: enc on Dec 26, 2010 at 12:31 PM
    Use to backpack in the NC mountains when there was snow. It was pretty but cold. Nowadays, like to stay warmer. Bought my own 120 gallon LP tank and a cheap but safe wall mounted LP heater just in case the electric grid should fail. Everyone should have a contingency plan in order to go for a lengthy period without electricity. Don't expect the government to come to the rescue.
  • by Nova Location: Snow Hill on Dec 26, 2010 at 10:41 AM
    The power was off here all morning long, I called and reported it to Progress Energy, they stated that it would be up and running by 1 pm and it was right at 1. I called their 800 number about 1245 and they stated that there were reported outages across eastern north carolina and it could be as late as midnight tonight before some power comes back on.
  • by Anonymous Location: BILL on Dec 26, 2010 at 10:13 AM
    WELL the light went off then came bACK ON IN HYDE
  • by Tommy Location: Edenton, NC on Dec 26, 2010 at 10:02 AM
    Power outage in Edenton!
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