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Duke Energy reports outage in Durham

Posted August 10, 2009
Updated October 18, 2011

A faulty transformer knocked out power to Duke Energy customers in southern Durham Monday, causing back-ups where traffic signals were dark.

Police directed traffic at the intersections of Garrett Road and N.C. Highway 54, Fayetteville Road and Woodcroft, Farrington Road and Old Chapel Hill Road and Fayetteville Road and Crooked Creek.

The outage occurred during the peak usage time on one of the hottest days of the year, knocking out air conditioning and fans for almost 10,000 customers, a Duke Energy spokesman said.

At 9 p.m., only 142 outages remained.


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  • sstarling50 Aug 10, 2009

    Thanks goodness for my solar shields and my whole house back-up generator.

  • ncbobby Aug 10, 2009

    Figures? Really? 8 most intelligent words phrased together that I heard today. I was one of the 10,000 without power. Duke Energy has the outage repaired in less than 2 hours. Thank you Duke Energy!

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Aug 10, 2009

    Figures. Thank goodness Progress Energy provides my power.