Power restored in Craven County

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Power is back on for thousands of Eastern Carolina residents after severe thunderstorms knocked out electricity early Monday.

Power was restored to more than 17,000 residents in New Bern as of 6:30 a.m.

Less than 100 residents in Hyde and Lenoir counties remain without power as of 8:30 a.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning for Carteret, Dare, Hyde and Tyrrell counties ended at 6 a.m.



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Power has been restored in Craven County after severe thunderstorms knocked out electricity for more than 17,000 residents.

As of 6:30 a.m., the City of New Bern's Electric Department says all power has been restored.

In Lenoir County, Duke Energy is reporting about 1,800 customers are without power.

In Hyde County, 1,170 people are without power, according to Tideland EMC.

A severe thunderstorm warning for Carteret, Dare, Hyde and Tyrrell counties ended at 6 a.m.



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More than 17,000 residents in Craven County are without power Monday morning after a bout of severe weather moved through the area.

The City of New Bern's Electric Department is reporting 17,709 power outages as of 6:15 a.m.

Craven County Schools will be operating on a 2 hour delay due to the outages.

Power is expected to be restored in the next 4-6 hours.

In Hyde County, Tideland EMC is reporting 1,142 customers are without power.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Carteret, Dare, Hyde, and Tyrrell counties until 6 a.m.