Power restored after outages in Fayetteville, Johnston County
Posted January 1, 2018 6:31 a.m. EST
Updated July 13, 2018 11:19 a.m. EDT
Fayetteville, N.C. — Power has been restored to thousands of customers in Johnston County and Fayetteville after some ratepayers lost electricity during separate incidents of outages that occurred on one of the coldest mornings of the season.
In Fayetteville, officials said the outage occurred around 5 a.m. Monday when a vehicle struck a utility pole in the Cliffdale Road area. Fayetteville PWC officials said the utility pole was knocked down during the crash and would need to be replaced. Power was restored to all of the affected customers in Fayetteville around 2 p.m., authorities said.
In Johnston County, about 2,500 customers were without power after some Duke Energy utility equipment was damaged, officials said. The outage was reported in an area between U.S. Highway 70 and Interstates 40 and 95.
The outages occurred in both areas as temperatures were below freezing in much of the Triangle. WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said wind chills were in the single digits for many parts of the region and high temperatures were not expected to get past the freezing mark.
"It's going to feel cold all day long," he said.