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Power restored for most western Wake residents after outage

Posted January 23, 2013

— A transformer issue knocked out power for thousands of residents in Cary, Apex and Morrisville for about an hour Wednesday morning. 

It wasn't clear what caused the problem, but at its peak the outage impacted about 10,000 Wake County residents, according to the Progress Energy website. Law enforcement officials in the area began receiving calls regarding the outage and malfunctioning traffic signals about 6:30 a.m. 

By 7:50 a.m., most power had been restored to the area.


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  • heelzfan4 Jan 23, 4:32 p.m.

    @"common tater"... i thought the same thing! My power (in Apex) went out at 6:33am (I was alerted by the transfer of power to a smoke alarm with a weak battery!)...and was back on in less than 5 minutes! Just long enough to have to reset all the clocks. I'm sure there were some folks late to work today.

  • common tater Jan 23, 10:44 a.m.

    All those heat pump auxiliaries kicking in for the cold weather, causing an extra heavy load.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jan 23, 9:44 a.m.

    Our power went out about 6:30am for 10 minutes.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jan 23, 9:43 a.m.

    "Will I get a credit on my bill? "

    Road-wearier: Well...if you weren't using any power, you've already gotten the credit...

    Cool. That's our deep thought for the day.

  • EnoughWhiningAlready Jan 23, 9:29 a.m.

    I live in Cary and ours was out only about 5 minutes, thank goodness!!

  • Wiser_now Jan 23, 9:21 a.m.

    @Road-wearier - You made me smile. :)

  • boolittlek Jan 23, 9:18 a.m.

    I live in Morrisville (Durham County / Duke). The power flickered a number of times but fortunately stayed on.

  • Road-wearier Jan 23, 9:11 a.m.

    "Will I get a credit on my bill? "

    Well...if you weren't using any power, you've already gotten the credit...

  • SteelThis Jan 23, 9:09 a.m.

    Wasn't the company's fault, the transformer blew. I heard it happen, and then saw it. It woke me from a dead sleep.

  • lanecc Jan 23, 8:48 a.m.

    Power was also out over two hours yesterday. Was it the same problem today? Will I get a credit on my bill? HA!