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Duke Energy responds to thousands of power outages in the Charlotte area

According to Duke Energy, crews were currently assessing repairs and damage in the Charlotte area.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — More than 970,000 Duke Energy customers were without power after Ian hammered the Carolinas with heavy rain, high winds and devastating storm surge in coastal areas on Friday. 

According to Duke Energy's outage map, at least 39,656 customers were without power as of 7:00 a.m. Sunday across both North Carolina and South Carolina.

Over the weekend, Duke Energy said it was able to restore power for 934,096 customers across North and South Carolina. 

According to the utility, about 96 remain without power in Mecklenburg County as of 7:00 a.m. on Sunday.

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Power for most customers in the city of Charlotte has been restored, according to the utility.

Duke Energy worked to restore power to those in the Carolinas over the weekend, with power already restored for nearly 200,000 customers on Friday night.

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Chief meteorologist Brad Panovich said he's started to see more reports of trees and power lines down across the Carolinas as the storm moves toward the Charlotte area with winds up to 50 mph.

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WCNC Charlotte has reached out to Duke Energy for more details on when power is expected to be restored to the various areas around town without power.

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