Wake County

Blown fuse in Duke Energy wires blamed for outage that affected 2,600 in Wake

A map posted on the Duke Energy electrical-outage website shows the approximate area where 2,600 customers lost power on Monday morning, May 15, 2017.
A map posted on the Duke Energy electrical-outage website shows the approximate area where 2,600 customers lost power on Monday morning, May 15, 2017.

Power has been restored to most of the 2,600 Duke Energy Progress customers in Morrisville and Cary who lost electricity Monday morning.

Sally Thelen, a Duke Energy spokeswoman, said workers traced the outage to a blown fuse in one of the company’s lines.

By 10 a.m., the company was showing about 25 customers still without power.

The affected area was east of Davis Drive and stretched east of Crabtree Crossing Parkway, the website showed.

It was north of High House Road and south of Morrisville Carpenter Road.

Duke also reported about 250 customers lost power about 6:30 a.m. in Orange County east of Old N.C. 86 and north of Homestead Road, and that was unchanged at 10 a.m.

In Raleigh, an outage in the area of Kilgore Avenue and Gardner Street affected about 66 customers, the company showed.

Ron Gallagher: 919-829-4572, @RPGKT

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