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Power Outages: More Than 23,000 Without Power Across NC From Winter Storm

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GREENSBORO, NC (WFMY) - A record snow day in the Piedmont Triad brought its fair share of problems, with widespread power outages being one of the most prominent.

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Duke Energy anticipated more than 500,000 outages in light of the storm as North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued a State of Emergency last week.

Monday night, the state tweeted there are 79,596 outages statewide. Mecklenburg, Rutherford and Haywood counties carried the most outages.

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By Tuesday morning, that number had decreased to just over 38,000.

Sunday night, the state tweeted there were more than 200,000 outages.

That number has since gone down dramatically, but power problems persist in the central and western parts of the state after the storm. There was still more than 30,000 without power in the Piedmont Triad area Monday morning.

Here are the power outage totals for local counties from the state department of public safety as of 5:27 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Guilford: 4,809
  • Forsyth: 1,253
  • Rockingham: 1,004
  • Randolph: 1,406
  • Alamance: 368
  • Stokes: 491
  • Surry: 260
  • Davidson: 39
  • Wilkes: 2,428
  • Chatham: 436

Greensboro measured 12 inches of snow Sunday while Winston-Salem piled up 14.5 inches and Boone got a whopping 18!

Jeff Brooks with Duke Energy said wind helped reduce and increase the outages they were dealing with.

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“I would say that the wind this morning helped to keep some accumulations off of tree limbs and that helped to reduce outages," Brooks said. "As the day progressed and icing conditions set in on the limbs, the wind has created new outages as those heavy limbs are pushed to the extremes.”

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Brooks says you can report an outage with Duke Energy by texting OUT to 57801 or calling 1-800-POWERON.

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