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Storm knocks out power to most of Garner

Posted August 20, 2014

Duke Energy Progress

— More than 10,000 Duke Energy Progress customers in Garner were without power Wednesday evening after a tree fell on transmission lines during a storm.

Power was restored just past 11 p.m.


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  • Jeff Gameo Aug 21, 2014
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    Duke doesn't do a good job of keeping the right of ways cleared. Our power went out 6 times in April/May not due to storms, but just vegetation growing into the wires. A crew finally cleared throughout the neighborhood in June.

  • Tanja Davidson Aug 21, 2014
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    agreed! I am no longer surprised when I come home and find the power was off during the day or is still off.

  • Anita Woody Aug 21, 2014

    I honestly do not know what could be different from Progress Energy just being taken over by Duke, but I have had more power outages in the last year than I did in the last decade with PE - and that includes those two bad ice storms in 2002 and 2005.