Power Restored After Tuesday's Storms

EASTERN CAROLINA - We've confirmed with Progress Energy power is restored to mostly all customers after Tuesday's storms. 

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Tuesday's storms knocked out power to homes and businesses in parts of Eastern Carolina and knocked down trees and power lines.

As of 9 p.m., Progress Energy was reporting 2,590 customers without power in Craven County, 1,525 customers without power in Onslow County, 296 in Lenoir County and less than 200 customers without power in Duplin, Jones, Pamilico, Beaufort and Pitt Counties.

In New Bern, businesses lost power along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard between N. Glenburnie Road and the Highway 70 Overpass.  Stores like Wal-mart and Harris Teeter were dark and parking lots were empty.  Police officers were stationed at several intersections along that stretch to direct traffic since most of the traffic lights were out.

Highway 17 in Pollocksville is closed due to downed power lines.  Sheriff's deputies had a detour set up there.

Crews were called to downed power lines in Jamesville in eastern Martin County after a police officer out on patrol saw the lines and called it in. 

A preliminary storm report from the National Weather Service showed damage like trees down in Farmville, Kinston, Warsaw, La Grange, Chocowinity, Cove City, New Bern and Robersonville and power lines down in Kenansville, Washington, Kinston, Bridgeton and Jamesville.

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