More than 3,800, including 2 schools, without power outside downtown Chapel Hill

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – More than 3,8000 Duke Energy customers near downtown Chapel Hill are without power Wednesday night, according to the utility’s outage map.

The loss of power was caused by “fallen trees or limbs damaging our equipment.” The alerts said the outages were reported at 8:46 p.m.

A CBS 17 viewer said a transformer exploded in the Barrington Hills neighborhood and that high winds are not helping the issue. The viewer also said impacted subdivisions include Barrington Hills, Cates Farm, Fairoaks, Lake Hogan Farms, and Wexford, among others.

Morningside School and McDougle Middle School are in the affected area, the outage map showed.

The viewer was told Duke Energy estimated the problem would be resolved by 3 a.m. CBS 17 has reached out to Duke Energy but hasn’t yet heard back.

Click here to track outages on Duke Energy’s website.

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