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Duke Power Restoring Electricity to 60,000

Posted December 14, 2000 6:00 a.m. EST

— It was a dark Friday night for people in many sections of Chapel Hill, Durham and Carrboro.

About 60,000 Duke Power customers in Durham and Orange counties lost power Friday evening when a transmission line at the intersection of Cook Road and Martin Luther King Extension was damaged by a construction crew about 6 p.m.

The power company dispatched crews and restored power to most customers by 10 p.m.