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Power restored to more than 4,000 customers in Durham

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - More than 4,000 customers were without power in a section of Durham Thursday morning, according to a Duke Energy outage map.

According to Duke, 3,926 customers in the U.S Route 70 area near Leesville Road lost power just after 5:30 a.m. Thursday. That number reached more than 4,000 by 9:15 a.m., but was quickly knocked down to just over 2,200.

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Duke Energy crews were onsite and working to diagnose the issue by 7:30 a.m., according to the company. By 8 a.m., the company said the outage was caused by damage to their equipment.

The estimated restoration time was originally 8:15 a.m. but was pushed back to 9:30 a.m. By 9:30 a.m., power had been restored to approximately 2,000 customers from the peak outage numbers.

Power was fully restored to all affected customers by 9:50 a.m., according to the company's outage map.

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