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Power restored in Dunn after thousands impacted by outage

Posted July 24, 2016

— For the second-consecutive day, Duke Energy reported a power outage is impacting more than 1,000 customers in Dunn.

According to a Duke Energy press release, a substation that was shut down Saturday night continued to cause outages across the city on Sunday.

A spokesperson with Duke Energy told WRAL News that about 4,500 customers will be without power Saturday evening around 7 p.m. as crews work to repair a substation; it's unclear if the heat is directly related to the issues.

Duke Energy officials said Sunday afternoon that the work wold be completed within two hours. Power was restored in Dunn around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night.

"The kids were all out here in the pool any ways. It's too hot and we just let them stay swimming, because it's hot in the house," said LaTasha Mumphield, a Dunn resident. "The coolest thing they could do was just stay swimming in the water, [and] keep them with a bottle of water."​

Harnett County EMS said that there were no heat-related calls on Sunday.

No additional information has been made available.


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