Slightly warmer temperatures today than most meteorologists had predicted have resulted in fewer ice-related power outages than initially projected for Duke Energy’s Carolinas customers as a winter storm moves through the region.
Duke Energy today projected that the hazardous wintry precipitation and high-winds from the approaching winter storm could cause nearly 1 million power outages – some lasting several days – beginning Thursday in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Duke Energy proyectó hoy que la precipitación invernal peligrosa y los altos vientos de la tormenta invernal que se acerca pudieran ocasionar 1 millón de cortes de suministro eléctrico – algunos pudieran durar varios días – a partir del jueves en Carolina del Norte y Carolina del Sur.
Duke Energy as of 5 p.m. ET today had restored power to nearly 90 percent of the company’s more than 500,000 North Carolina and South Carolina customers who lost electricity Thursday at the height of Tropical Storm Zeta.
Duke Energy crews have restored power to nearly 70 percent of the company’s more than 500,000 North Carolina and South Carolina customers who lost electricity at the height of Tropical Storm Zeta on Thursday.
Tropical Storm Zeta’s powerful winds raced through North Carolina and South Carolina today, cutting power to more than 500,000 Duke Energy customers at the height of the storm – more than 10 percent of the company’s total customers in the two-state region.
With the remnants of Hurricane Zeta expected to travel across North Carolina and South Carolina Thursday, Duke Energy has readied its crews for a multi-day restoration effort and has more than 2,600 workers prepared to respond to power outages.