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Power to be restored to thousands in Upstate, western NC by late Friday

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Utility trucks parked for the night in the Upstate (FOX Carolina/ Sep. 13, 2017) Utility trucks parked for the night in the Upstate (FOX Carolina/ Sep. 13, 2017)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Utility companies were working to restore power to thousands of customers after bands of wind and rain from tropical storm Irma sent trees and limbs crashing into power lines utility poles..

The storm knocked down power lines and trees across the area.

Thousands of people were still in the dark on Thursday.

READ MORE: How to report a power outage

As of 8:15 p.m. Friday, Duke Energy's outage numbers by county were as follows:

  • Greenville County - 94
  • Anderson County - 5
  • Oconee County - 2
  • Pickens County - 1
  • Buncombe County - 3
  • Henderson County - 32
  • Macon - 7
  • Jackson - 36

Duke Energy said hundreds of linemen were working to restore power and expected to have service back on for most customers by late Friday, if not sooner.

Duke said those in the Upstate and in the North Carolina mountains can expect power to be restored by 11 p.m. Friday, but 95 percent will be restored sooner.

As of 3:20 p.m. Friday, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative reported no known storm-related outages remaining on its system.

Haywood EMC, part of Touchstone Energy Cooperative, reported the following outages as of 8:15 p.m. Friday:

  • Transylvania - 1
  • Jackson - 18
  • Macon - 21

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