Hundreds of people are still without power in Charlotte, and Duke Energy said power outages could last through Monday night, WBTV reports.
These power outages are due to Friday night’s severe weather. The storm knocked down utility poles and cut off electricity to customers throughout Charlotte. Original outages were reported first around 9 p.m. on Friday, according to WBTV.
More than 4,000 people were originally without power in Charlotte, though the number has now decreased to around 700 according to the Duke Energy outage map. The map suggests that Mecklenburg and Gaston counties were impacted most severely.
Duke Energy has estimated that about 350,000 people total were without power at some point this weekend in the Carolinas. According to WBTV, Duke Energy recommends that people without power should make alternative arrangements to try and avoid the heat.