CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Thousands of Duke Energy customers were reportedly without power in parts of Uptown and South End Charlotte Thursday, according to power outages reported by Duke Energy.

The outage began around 2:30 p.m. and affected an estimated 7,000 customers stretching from Bank of America Stadium south to Remount Road. Busy roads included South Blvd, South Tryon Street, South Mint Street, East Blvd, and West Blvd.

By 6:30 p.m., power had been restored to most of the affected customers, leaving only those near Frazier Park and Bank of America stadium still in the dark.

Duke Energy said an equipment malfunction caused the outage but did not provide additional details.

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