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Power restored to thousands in Durham after malfunction

Posted August 10

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— More than 13,000 customers in Durham were without power Thursday morning following an equipment malfunction at a main Duke Energy substation.

Durham police said the outage took out street lights in the city's downtown around Main, Morgan and Duke streets at about 10:45 a.m.

Technicians working at Duke's main substation on Washington Street were able to begin restoring power at about 11:30 a.m., and all power was back on around noon, officials said.

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