Blown fuse knocks power in northwestern section of Kinston, electricity restored

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KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - Nearly 75 customers were without power for a second time Wednesday morning in the city of Kinston.

Kinston Public Services Director Rhonda Barwick says power was disrupted again in the subdivision off Carey Road just after 8 a.m. Barwick says the outage was caused by a blown fuse and lasted about 30 minutes.

The fuse has since been replaced, according to officials, so no additional outages are expected.

The outages were first reported early Wednesday morning.

Power had been restored to residents in the Northwestern section of the city of Kinston.

The power outage was reported early Wednesday morning, but has since been restored to homes in and near the Westhaven subdivision. Still no word on whether the outage was weather related.

Dispatchers confirm power outages in the northwestern section of the city of Kinston early Wednesday morning.

They say power crews are headed to the scene and have not determined if the outages are weather related.

The area of the city impacted includes the Westhaven subdivision where more than 100 homes could be without power. as temperatures reach dangerously low levels.

Stay with WITN as we get more information.