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1,200 lose power in Raleigh after tree falls on electric lines

Posted August 29

— 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.

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