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Power outages in Raleigh affect 6,700 in Falls of Neuse Road, Millbrook Road areas

A map posted by Duke Energy Progress shows the approximate areas in northern Raleigh where power outages affected about 6,700 customers on late Monday morning, May 14, 2018.
A map posted by Duke Energy Progress shows the approximate areas in northern Raleigh where power outages affected about 6,700 customers on late Monday morning, May 14, 2018. Duke Energy Progress

A power outage in the area of Millbrook and Falls of Neuse roads on Monday left about 6,700 Duke Energy Progress customers without electricity and brought police from around the city to direct traffic at intersections where lights were out.

The problem began a bit after 11 a.m. A Duke spokeswoman said a crossarm on a pole near a substation broke when a tree fell on it near Silver Leaf Place, taking down lines.

Crews were on the scene working and hoped to have power back up by early afternoon, she said.

One person was stuck in an elevator at Millbrook High School when the power went down, police and fire department officials said.

Ron Gallagher 919-829-4572 @RPGKT
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