Power restored to 30,000 in Fayetteville
Power has been restored to approximately 30,000 homes and businesses in Fayetteville and Cumberland County after an outage early Friday morning.Posted — Updated
The outage impacted an area that runs from downtown Fayetteville westward to Morganton Road; North to Pamalee Drive, South to Hope Mills Road/Cumberland Road and runs out Raeford Road to the Hoke County Line.
The outage began about 3 a.m. and PWC crews restored the power at about two hours later.
A second outage was reported in the Tiffany Pines subdivision at about 8 a.m. after a squirrel got into a transformer. Power there has also been restored.
“I do breakfast for Christmas. and I was making breakfast and had just put a pan of bacon in the oven and the lights just went out," said Janice Stukes. "(It was out) about 45 minutes. I called my daughter-in-law, who’s a 911 operator, and she said they had went out in the middle of the night.”
Initial indications are that the outage occurred at a location in the PWC system where power is fed from the Duke Energy system.
The cause of the outage is still under investigation.