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Thousands still without power after storms hit Carolinas Monday, won’t be repaired until Tuesday evening

In total, there are over 40,000 customers in the Carolinas without power and some estimates say it won’t be restored until 6 or 7 p.m. on Tuesday
Published: Jan. 3, 2022 at 6:28 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 3, 2022 at 6:32 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Thousands are still without power in the Charlotte area after Monday morning storms moved throughout the region.

According to Duke Energy’s outage map, in Mecklenburg County there are about 1,000 customers with large outages in the Charlotte metro area.

In total, there are over 40,000 customers in the Carolinas without power and some estimates say it won’t be restored until 6 or 7 p.m. on Tuesday night.

Duke Energy tells WBTV that there are still almost 3,000 outage locations to repair and there were about 6,000 at the peak of the storm on Monday.

“The combination of damage to the system, sheer number of outage locations from the wind, and challenging work conditions are the reason this restoration will extend beyond today,” Duke Energy says. “We communicated this to customers who are still without power and will work throughout the day tomorrow to restore power to customers as quickly and safely as possible.”

Stay with WBTV for more details as they come in.

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