Power restored to more than 14K Triangle customers following Thursday night storms

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Duke Energy reported that thousands of customers across the Triangle have had their power restored after widespread outages were experienced across the Triangle as storms sweep through the area Thursday night.

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Just after 11 p.m., the utility reported more than 14,000 customers were without power in North Carolina.

Of those, 6,665 were in Durham County, 5,354 were in Wake County and 555 were in Orange County.

By 10:15 a.m. that number was 1,276. Of those, 867 customers in Wake County were still affected, 290 were without power in Orange County and 119 still had no electricity in Durham County.

By 1:15 p.m. all but 167 affected customers in the three counties had their power restored.

In addition to the power outages, a number of reports of trees and limbs down also came in from across the region Thursday night.

A tree came down and blocked the intersection of Anderson Drive and White Oak Road.

Two large oak trees came down at the intersection of Jarvis and Craig streets. The trees took down a power line and broke three poles, according to T&D Solutions, a contractor for Duke Energy. Cleanup in the area took hours.

A home on Oxbow Court in Raleigh also suffered serious damage when a massive tree came down on the house.

The sun room and master bath were completely destroyed in Karen Mills and her husband’s house. The master bath has a tree in it with the ceiling split in half.

“It sucks. It just sucks,” Mills said.

An insurance agent came out to the house Thursday night to survey the damage. It will take months to repair and get back in the house, Mills said.

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