Update: Power Restored To Schools In Southern Alamance County

10:29 AM, Feb 11, 2011   |    comments
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Alamance County, NC -- Downed power lines in southern Alamance County knocked out power to thousands Friday morning.

According to Duke Energy's website, about 5,300 residents were without power at 7:30 a.m. The outages dropped to about 1,500 by 8:30 a.m. The map on their website shows most of the outages between Highway 87 and Highway 54.

Jenny Faulker with Alamance-Burlington Schools said some schools were impacted during the outage, but they opened on time. Faulker said Duke Energy told her the power would be restored by 8:30 a.m.

Assistant Superintendent Charles Monroe said power was restored by 10:20 a.m. He said Duke Energy informed him the cause of the outage was due to a transition line blew out in the community's substation.

WFMY News 2

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