3,000 Duke customers lose power in south Charlotte

Thousands of Duke Energy customers were left in the dark after a power outage in south Charlotte Tuesday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy crews restored power to over 3,000 customers in south Charlotte Tuesday morning after an outage that lasted a few hours. 

According to Duke Energy, an equipment failure at the south Charlotte substation may have been caused by a limb, resulting in the major outage that also affected several busy Charlotte intersections. Duke says the power was restored just before 7 a.m. after nearly three hours of interruption. 

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officers are monitoring traffic at three major intersections as a result of the outage:

  • Johnston Road at Highway 51
  • Johnston Road at Park Road
  • Johnston Road at Carmel Road

CMPD sent officers to all three intersections to direct traffic until power is restored. Police ask that drivers in south Charlotte leave for their destination early to account for delays. 

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