Power restored to more than 6,000 in Durham after vehicle damages equipment

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – More than 6,000 Duke Energy customers in Durham were without power Wednesday night, according to the utility’s outage map.

Two outages were reported between 8:15 and 8:30 p.m. near Ellis Road and South Miami Boulevard. One said it was caused by a vehicle damaging equipment. Duke Energy said the other was caused by an object coming into contact with power lines.

One of those outages was estimated to be fixed around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. Power wasn’t expected to be restored in the other until 7 a.m., Duke Energy said. Thankfully for those affected, power was back on for all but 6 customers in the county by 5:15 a.m.

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