The widespread power outage in Vance and Warren Counties is over now with all customers restored.
District Manager Tanya Evans with Duke Energy told WIZS News, “Around 2 a.m., a tree fell and damaged a transmission structure in Warren County. As a result, the Warrenton and Henderson North Substations locked out.”
She said the outage affected about 13,780 customers in and around Henderson and Warrenton.
Duke Energy Progress performed “some initial switching and back feeding to restore about half of the customers affected” sooner than the remaining customers’ power could be restored, Evans said.
By 10 a.m., the power company had been able to make repairs to the transmission line and was in the process of energizing the remaining feeders and substations.
As it was explained by Evans, “This process requires testing and load balancing,” but any intermittent and momentary outages were expected to be over by noon or shortly thereafter.
That goal of noon was met as the Duke Energy Progress outage map showed just two customers without power at 12 o’clock.
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