Storms cause outages across ENC

Tree knocked down by storm blocks Hwy 55 near Merritt. Volunteers and firefighters work to clear two trees off the road. Photo by: Valentina Wilson

As storms churn through our area, tearing down trees and power lines, many are seeing power outages.

According to Duke Energy as of 11:00 p.m., many counties in our area are experiencing outages:

Craven County: 105 Customers out

Jones: 17 Customers out

Beaufort County: 825 Customers Out

Pamlico: 64 Customers Out

Pitt County: 0 Customers Out

Duplin County: 77 Customers Out

Lenoir County: 43 Customers Out

Onslow County: 3 Customers Out

Wayne County: 13 Customers Out

Duke Enegery estimates that the majority of customers should have their power restored around by 12:30 a.m. Craven County customers are expected to have their power back by 4:00 a.m.

Tideland Electric also issued a statement about the outages.

They are seeing many outages in the Grantsboro area.

On call crews On-call crews responded to reports of a fallen tree that tore down power lines in the Walker Rd area of Aurora at 4:30 pm At 4:50 pm a much larger outage occurred on the Merritt circuit affecting 1,618 members in Bayboro & Oriental.

At 5:09 pm a smaller outage was reported in the Howells Rd area of Arapaho. At 5:30 p.m. another outage was reported at Canady Landing in Aurora affecting 21 members.

They also reported a broken pole on Idalia Road.

At 7:00 pm, Fairfield Harbour Circuit #1 locked out affecting 977 members in Reelsboro, Broad Creek Rd area and Fairfield Harbour.

All Tideland EMC Grantsboro crews have been called in to respond to the numerous outages.

Stay with Newschannel 12 for updates.

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