Thousands without power as snowstorm moves through NC
More than 100,000 people were without power across North Carolina at the height of the snowstorm Thursday, according to Duke Energy Progress.Posted — Updated
On Thursday afternoon, about 10,000 people in Wake County – or about 2.5 percent of customers – were without power. That number dropped to about 1,800 Thursday evening.
Raleigh residents Betsy and her daughter, Ella, said they were prepared for the outage.
"It went out about 3 or 4 a.m., so we woke up to a dark, cold house. But we’ve just been patiently waiting," Betsy said.
"The hardest part for me is probably just the part where, OK, I can’t watch TV here, I can’t do this, I need some time," Ella added. "I do love reading, but sometimes it’s a little inconvenient … there's no WiFi, and it’s just been tough."
Ella baked brownies to say thank-you to the workers trying to restore power for her and her neighbors.
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