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CP&L Gets Local Reprieve, But Workers Busy in Northeast

Posted January 15, 1998 12:00 a.m. EST

— Residents of Person County considered themselves very fortunate. The area known for getting the brunt of our wintry weather received just enough freezing rain Thursday morning to put a thin coating of ice on cars, bushes, and overhangs.

There were no serious road problems.

Carolina Power and Light says the freezing rain did not down any power lines in that area, but workers stood ready statewide for any severe weather.

More than 100 CP&L technicians are busy helping folks in the Northeast restore power after devastating ice storms there.

Another group of Duke Power workers left Thursday morning from Fort Bragg.

The work means long hours in frigid temperatures, but the workers say they're just helping out people in need.