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Thousands without power as snowstorm moves through NC

Posted February 13, 2014 3:36 p.m. EST
Updated February 13, 2014 6:19 p.m. EST

— More than 100,000 people were without power across North Carolina at the height of the snowstorm Thursday, according to Duke Energy Progress.

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.

To check on outages in your area, visit Duke Energy Progress' website. To report a power outage, call 1- 800-POWER-ON or 1-800-419-6356 for Duke Energy Progress. If available, you'll get information on when the power is expected to be restored to your location.