Power restored to Carowinds

Credit: AirStar

Carowinds was quiet Friday morning, one of its busiest days of the year, after a storm-related power outage forced park officials to keep the park closed for the morning.

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by WCNC.com staff and the Charlotte Observer

WCNC.com

Posted on July 5, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 5 at 6:32 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Power has been restored to Carowinds on Friday, one of its busiest days of the year, after a tree fell knocking out power to the entire park.

According to the park’s Twitter handle, power was knocked out around 8 a.m. Friday.  The park was scheduled to open at 10 a.m.

A tree fell on a line leading into the park. AirStar flew over the amusement park and spotted crews from Duke Energy working to restore power at the main entrance at the back of the park.

Shortly after 2 p.m. the park's Twitter handle tweeted that power is on.  After a safety check, the park opened in mid-afternoon.

According to the park's Facebook page, "The twilite price of 29.99 is in effect for the day and we will stay open an extra hour and close at 11 instead of 10. If you would like to use today's ticket for another day you may, please keep in mind we are closed Sunday July 7 for a private event. Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding!"

Duke says 64 customers were affected by this same outage.

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