1,200 lose power in Raleigh after tree falls on electric lines
Posted August 29
Raleigh, N.C. — More than 1,000 Duke Energy customers in Raleigh lost power early Tuesday morning when a large tree fell, knocking out electric lines and destroying a vehicle.
The tree fell at the intersection of Hazelwood and Lochmore drives. Almost 1,250 customers were affected at the peak of the outage, according to the Duke Energy website.
By 9 a.m., the number of customers without power was cut in half.
The utility company estimated power would be restored to everyone by mid-morning.