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Power outage affects over 2,000 Gastonia residents


More than 2,000 Gastonia residents were without power for some time Tuesday morning. 

According to the city of Gastonia outage map, the outages were first reported around 5:12 a.m. The bulk of the reported outages occurred on the southeast side of the city, south of Sen Marshall Arthur Rauch Highway.

The power was restored around 9 a.m., city officials said. 

City officials said a Duke Energy generator located at an electrical substation on South New Hope Road stopped working, prompting the outage. Officials released this statement Tuesday afternoon:

"Duke is in the process of upgrading its transmission lines to that substation and has been using a backup generator during the improvements."

In total, 2,200 Gastonia residents were affected by the outage. 

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