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Power restored in Chapel Hill

Posted October 15, 2008

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— A problem at a Duke Energy substation on Cameron Avenue knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses in Chapel Hill and Carrboro Wednesday afternoon.

More than 6,100 customers were without power, including a quarter of the University of North Carolina campus, officials said.

Power was restored after about an hour. Officials were trying to determine the cause of the outage.


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  • sat123 Oct 16, 2008

    It was definitely more than 1/4 of campus, I'd say more like 90-95%. We have visibility into pretty much all of campus, and lost a lot of stuff during that timeframe.

  • Smokin Oct 16, 2008

    The outage was more like 3 hours. The entire south campus was on emergency power and most stop lights were out (sounds like more than 1/4 of the campus!). Wednesday was the last day of class before fall break so many of the students had already left.

  • anggiet Oct 15, 2008

    Didn't stay out long enough for us to go home...............shucks!

  • dcatz Oct 15, 2008


    According to the outage tracking system, it's already been restored.