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Here’s when Duke Energy expects to restore power after Florence

Duke expects it will take just over a week to restore power to its remaining customers who still have no electricity after Hurricane Florence and its aftermath swept across the Carolinas.

Power should be restored to most customers by Sept. 26 at 11:45 p.m., Duke said.

About 216,000 Duke customers in North Carolina and South Carolina were without power on Tuesday morning, including 3,000 in Mecklenburg County.

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Large downed tree brach takes out power lines and blocks traffic on Sharon Amity Rd. Near Monroe Rd. Sunday Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

About 1.5 million customers lost power at some point during the storm, Duke said.

“Many of the remaining impacted customers are located in largely inaccessible coastal areas that experienced historic flooding, multiple road closures and significant structural damage,” Duke said.

The company’s power outage map can be viewed online at at www.duke-energy.com/outages/current-outages.

Cassie Cope: 704-358-5926, @cassielcope.
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