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Power is back on throughout county

Duke Energy crews restored power to more than 250,000 customers after winter storm Izzy moved through Carolinas on Sunday, the utility reported. The total number of power outages was a third of the three quarters of a million homes and businesses that Duke projected could lose power in the snow and ice storm. By daybreak Tuesday crews had restored power to all customers in Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties.

As of 4 p.m., Duke was down to about 14,700 customers without power in North Carolina with these county totals:

  • Buncombe County: 2
  • Haywood County: 1
  • Henderson County: 0
  • Jackson County: 311
  • Macon County: 132
  • Polk County: 0
  • Rutherford County: 1
  • Swain County: 2
  • Transylvania County: 0

“We were ready for this storm, and thankfully it was much less severe than anticipated,” said Jason Hollifield, Duke Energy Carolinas storm director. “We greatly appreciate the ongoing patience of our customers who lost power, especially given the cold temperatures across the region. Our crews are working to safely restore power to all impacted customers as soon as possible.”

Duke Energy will communicate estimated power restoration times directly to all remaining impacted customers later today.