Power restored to most customers amid record-cold temperatures

DUPLIN, LENOIR & ONSLOW COUNTIES - Crews have restored power to most Eastern Carolina residents who lost their electricity Tuesday morning amid record-cold temperatures.

During the outage peak, almost 1,500 customers in Duplin and Onslow Counties lost power, according to Duke Energy Progress and Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Cooperation.

Since then, most Duke Energy Progress customers have gotten their power restored. But there were still 296 customers without power between Masontown and Atlantic in Carteret County as of 11:05 a.m. In addition, a few customers north of Bridgeton were still without power.

Meanwhile, all outages have been fixed in Onslow County.


More power outages are being reported in several counties Tuesday morning amid the record-cold temperatures.

According to Duke Energy Progress, about 98 customers north of Pink Hill in Lenoir County are without power as of 7:10 a.m.

Meanwhile, about 1243 customers are without power in and around Kenansville in Duplin County, Duke Energy Progress reports. Power is expected to be restored by 8 a.m.

In addition, Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation is reporting 60 Onslow County customers without power as of 7:10 a.m., including 59 customers in the Half Moon area.


Almost 1,500 customers lost power in Eastern Carolina amid the record-cold temperatures Tuesday morning.

According to Duke Energy Progress, about 1375 customers in and around Kenansville in Duplin County lost their electricity at 4:55 a.m. As of 6 a.m., 1262 customers were still without power. But power is expected to be fully restored at about 6:45 a.m.

Meanwhile, Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation reported scatter outages in Onslow County Tuesday morning. About 62 customers north of Alligator Bay, near North Topsail Beach, lost power at about 5:40 a.m. But power in that area have since been restored.

Another 69 customers south of Highway 24 lost power just after 6 a.m. There were also five customers without power in the Half Moon area and one customer affected off Cedar Fork Road north of Highway 111.

The cause of the outages was undetermined.

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