Fallen trees or limbs damaged Duke Energy electrical equipment leading to power outages for more than 2,000 customers in Durham and nearly 500 in Raleigh and Cary on Monday.
Rain continued to fall across North Carolina on Monday and wasn’t expected to let up until Wednesday, leading to thousands of power outages across the state, including as many as 59,000 customers without power early Monday morning.
Duke Energy reported more than 2,250 customers without power in Durham in the area surrounding Northgate Mall. Power was restored by about noon. More than 220 customers were without power near the Raleigh Country Club in east Raleigh Monday afternoon but power was restored by about 2 p.m. In Cary, 220 customers were without power Monday afternoon but no cause was listed. Power was expected to be restored at about 5 p.m.
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