More than 900k power outages restored in the Carolinas

More than 900k power outages restored in the Carolinas

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Duke Energy reports they have restored over 900,000 power outages in the Carolina’s following Hurricane Michael.

But some neighborhoods had to wait a while.

“We were about to make hotel reservations. I haven’t showered in days or had a hot meal,” said Debbie Bloom, a 12-year resident of North East Charlotte.

In addition to having no lights or a way to cook, many students in the Charlotte area were out of class due to Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools being out of power.

“It was hard because there’s no power and nothing to do and there’s no internet,” said Stella Keith Lee. “I did not like it.”

CMS cancelled class on Friday due to continued power outages.

“The good thing is we’re down to fewer than a dozen schools without power at this point,” said Bill Norton, a spokesman for Duke Energy.

With hundreds of thousands impact by the intense winds and rain from Hurricane Michael, energy crews have been fighting to keep up.

Crews are aiming to restore at least the school outages so CMS can resume Monday.

You can find current power outage information at DukeEnergy.com

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