Officials at Union Power Cooperative say lightning was responsible for the outage that affected about 22,000 customers in four counties Wednesday night.
Spokeswoman Luanne Sherron says lightning struck a Duke Energy line that feeds Union Power, affecting three Union Power delivery points and seven substations. The outage lasted from about 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Sherron said Duke Energy officials say a “significant lightning strike occurred to a major transmission line, which feeds energy to the delivery points and substations.” The outage affected customers in Union, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg and Stanly counties.
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