North Carolina Outage Map: Storms Rip Down Trees, Power Lines Leaving 150k Without Power

Over 150,000 people are without power in North Carolina after a winter storm ripped through the state, bringing down trees and power lines.

According to a map from across 4,658,211 customers tracked in North Carolina, 183,136 were without power, as of publication time.

The map also shows a list of energy providers in North Carolina, with Duke Energy having the most reported outages across the state.

A power outage map published by Duke Energy shows that 145,758 North Carolina residents are currently without power, as of publication time. According to the Duke Energy map, there are over 20,000 power outages in Guilford County, over 13,000 in Mecklenburg County and more than 15,000 power outages in Forsyth County.

Several other counties, such as Buncombe, Orange, Durham and Alamance, all had over 4,000 reported power outages, as of publication time.

In an update on the Duke Energy power outage map, the energy provider said that "high winds and heavy precipitation are still affecting large portions of the states and restoration will be hindered until conditions fully clear."

"Customers in the hardest hit areas may need to prepare for outages of an extended duration," the update said.

As Duke Energy noted, the winter storm brought strong wind speeds and precipitation to North Carolina with some areas of the state seeing snowfall. As the storms rolled through the state, some cities reported downed power lines and trees, as well as flooding incidents.

"With heavy flooding, downed trees & power lines, multiple streets/lanes of travel are currently closed. Use caution in affected areas & treat all intersections without power as a four way stop," the city of Greensboro said in a tweet.

The Wilmington Police Department also said they were responding to a traffic incident "where several power lines are down."

"The road is shutdown at this time and Duke Energy is on the way to make repairs. Drivers are encouraged to seek an alternate route," police said in a tweet.

The National Weather Service in Raleigh said that a wind advisory and flash flood warning are in effect for the city. "Snow expected across the far north later this morning. If you don't need to go out this morning, please don't!" the Raleigh National Weather Service said.

Ahead of the winter storm, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper urged residents on Sunday to stay aware and notified of the current weather conditions in the state.

"It's important to stay informed of changing weather conditions, and to have a way to receive weather alerts," Cooper said in a statement on Sunday. "A little preparation before severe or winter weather arrives can help avoid inconveniences and emergencies later."

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Storms ripped through North Carolina on Monday, leaving 150,000 without power. Above, residents of Wilmington clean up tree branch debris after Hurricane Isaias made landfall near the town the night before in Wilmington, North Carolina on August 4, 2020. Logan Cyrus/Getty