CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Heavy rain and thunderstorms blew through the Charlotte area overnight, leaving around 2,000 people without power Tuesday morning. The number of customers impacted by 11 a.m. was just close to 100.
Duke Energy says “extreme weather” left at least 1,400 people without power in the Sugar Creek area, near where a transformer reportedly caught fire. In west Charlotte, part of Toddville Road was blocked for a time as crews worked to repair the outage. Debris could be seen in the roadway.
Around 500 people were without power in the Kingston Avenue area. Duke Energy says the outage was caused by lightning in or near the area.
Duke Energy initially expected to have power restored by 8 a.m., but some customers were still without power by 11 a.m.
Heavy rain, thunderstorms and fog impacted the morning commute.
Tuesday’s weather is expected to warm up as the rain clears out, but another storm system is expected to move in Wednesday.
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