Power restored after outage affects entire Town of Landis, parts of Kannapolis for hours

Power restored after outage affects entire Town of Landis, parts of Kannapolis for hours
The power went out for the entire Town of Landis and nearby communities in Kannapolis on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (Source: David Whisenant)

LANDIS, N.C. (WBTV) - Power was restored in the Town of Landis Wednesday afternoon after being out for several hours.

The power went out some time before 10 a.m. and affected the entire town, as well as some nearby communities in Kannapolis. Officials said on the town’s Facebook page that they were working with Duke Energy to restore the power.

“Please note, we are working diligently with Duke Energy to restore power throughout the town,” the post read. “We are sorry for any inconvenience, but it is our goal to have power back online as soon as possible. At this moment, we do not have an ETA for power to be restored.”

Because the outage was affecting traffic lights, city workers were out directing traffic. A shelter and cooling station was also set up at South Rowan High School, 1655 Patterson St, China Grove, for residents affected by the power outage.

Duke Energy reported some time later that there were actually two outages, and the estimated time of restoration was 1 p.m. Just before 3 p.m., the power was restored.

Officials have not said what may have caused the outage.

Copyright 2019 WBTV. All rights reserved.