Published: 2016-10-11 22:35:00
Updated: 2016-10-11 23:30:16
Posted October 11
Raleigh, N.C. — Progress was being made Tuesday as crews continue to work around the clock to restore power across the state.
Late Tuesday night, more than 9,000 customers in Wake County were still without power out of 425,000 customers served. In Cumberland County, about 3,000 out of 31,000 customers were still in the dark while 5,400 out of 41,000 remained without power in Wayne County. In Robeson County, nearly 19,000 out of 23,000 were without power.
Residents said things have been difficult since Hurricane Matthew knocked power out Saturday. Many of them have thrown away food and left their homes for shelters or a relative’s house as they waited and watched as power crews made their rounds.
Raleigh resident Ruth Baker had power returned Tuesday after a huge tree fell in her yard.
“There are 45 families, well 45 homes, that are now quite happy because when the tree went down, it took everything off that pole which affected 45 families,” Baker said.
Duke Energy says they estimate all power will be restored by Oct. 16.