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UPDATE: Power restored in Onslow County

The outage was near the Swansboro and Hubert areas.
Power outages in Onslow County
Power outages in Onslow County(WCJB)
Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 5:57 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2020 at 7:33 AM EDT
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ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - As of 6:30 a.m., power has been restored to all Jones-Onslow EMC customers after a widespread outage Wednesday morning.

The company says the equipment that protects the substation was damaged due to some kind of power surge on the lines. In a statement to WITN, the company said, “While brief outage was an inconvenience for members, equipment prevented major damage to our substation. What was a brief outage could have been hours if substation had been damaged.”

The outage lasted about an hour and impacted more than 9,000 customers.

Crews are on site working to restore power in Onslow County.

As of 6:15, power was restored to more than 1,900 customers. Currently, there are still 7,994 customers without power.

The company told WITN that crews are on-site working to fix the issue, but did not say what caused the outage.

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More than 9,000 people are without power in Onslow County.

Jones-Onslow EMC is reporting 9,917 people are without power as of 5:30 a.m. The outage is near the Swansboro and Hubert areas.

Jones-Onslow EMC is reporting more than 9,000 customers without power.
Jones-Onslow EMC is reporting more than 9,000 customers without power.(Jones-Onslow EMC)

In an automated message, the company says crews are on their way to fix it. They did not include what caused the outage, but say they are hoping to have more information soon.

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