UTILITIES UPDATE: Nearly 3,000 remain without power Monday morning

Published 11:12 am Monday, September 17, 2018

As power restoration efforts continued throughout the area, nearly 3,000 Beaufort County electric customers remained without power on Monday morning. A total of 1,678 Duke Energy Progress Customers and 1,300 Tideland EMC customers were still impacted this morning.

Tideland Electric issued the following update on Monday morning:

“Our online outage map can be pretty informative about your individual service area. Go to www.tidelandemc.com and click on OUTAGE MAP. It’s most helpful after main circuits are restored at which point one big outage dot that represents a large geographical areas is replaced by multiple dots representing tap line outages. Click on any dot and you can access a list of streets/locations impacted by an outage. One caution: don’t put too much stock in the hardhat icons today. We have many more men and trucks working in the field than the hardhats represent. All circuits south of the Pamlico River are being worked today from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. or until everyone on the circuit has power. Service trucks do the smaller clean up jobs while heavy construction crews work on main line circuit damage and pole and crossarm replacements. And the tree trimmers pave the way for our crews to lay hands on damaged infrastructure.”

(Duke Energy Progress)

Live outage information is also available for Duke Energy Progress customers at www.duke-energy.com/outages/current-outages.

Duke Energy issued the following statement on Monday:

“Crews, including reinforcements from the Midwest, have been able to restore power along some main roads and to gas stations, grocery stores, hotels and restaurants across the Carolinas. Now that torrential rains have moved out of the area, we can focus on repairing transmission lines,which carry electricity directly from power plants, and restoring power to essential services like airports for getting supplies into impacted areas. We have a lot more work to do and won’t stop until every customer is back on.”

In Washington, City Manager Bobby Roberson said that approximately 10 customers remained without power on Monday morning.