Zeta’s remnants bring strong winds, damage, power outages to central NC

Severe Weather

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – As of 11:30 p.m. Thursday, there were more than 250,000 people without power in North Carolina and South Carolina as the remnants of Hurricane Zeta brought strong winds to the area.

Outages in central North Carolina were mostly repaired by the end of the night. Fewer than 900 customers in Durham and about 1,500 in the Pittsboro area were without service, as of 11:30 p.m.

Downed power lines on Sherron Road near Durham. (Courtesy of the Durham County Sheriff’s Office)

Further west, there were more than 431,000 without power in the Winston-Salem area. More than 17,000 in the Greensboro and 9,000 in Charlotte were also without services. In South Carolina, Duke Energy said more than 40,000 in Greenville County and 10,000 in Spartanburg County were without power.

In all, as of 11:30 p.m., there were 10,196 active outages with more than 250,000 customers without power. That is down from more than 342,000 without power around 6 p.m. Thursday.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation reported a handful of road closures due to downed power lines earlier in the afternoon. Those roads have since reopened.

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