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Duke Energy Nears Goal Line Sunday in Restoring Power Outages

Duke Energy Nears Goal Line Sunday in Restoring Power Outages

Outages were at 50,000; nearly all were to be back on by Sunday night Isolated outages in the hardest-hit areas could have lingered until Monday Company thanks customers for patience during winter storm

Duke Energy had 50,000 remaining outages in the Carolinas after a winter storm affected customers over the past few days.

Bobby Simpson, Duke Energy's storm director, said he expected nearly all remaining customers to have power Sunday. The company had as many as 7,000 workers in the field since Friday working to restore outages caused by snow, ice, sleet and high winds.

"We have restored more than 484,000 outages since Friday and we'd like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding while we work in the severe elements to get power back on," added Simpson. "Our restoration efforts become more challenging today as we respond to unique outages with extensive damage in hard-hit areas."

Counties with the most remaining outages were: Wake, Johnston and Nash counties in North Carolina. Check the company's outage site for estimated restoration times. Customers can view current outages online at www.duke-energy.com/winterstorm

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