Vance County Schools operating on 2-hour delay due to power outages

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HENDERSON, N.C. (WNCN) — Vance County Schools operated on a two-hour delay Tuesday due to power outages in the area, according to the district.

A Duke Energy outage map showed 11 active outages and more than 3,360 people without power in the county as of 7 a.m. By 9:45 a.m. the number of outages rose to 12, but the number of customers without power dropped to 2,852.

The cause of the outage, according to Duke Energy, is due to “damage to major power lines.”

It’s not clear if the damage was caused by a vehicle crash or something else.

According to Duke Energy, the outages occurred around 1:45 a.m., and power was estimated to be restored by 9 a.m. By 9:45 a.m., power restoration had been moved back to 3:30 p.m.

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