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Thousands Left Without Power


Thousands of households and some businesses in Transylvania County work up to no power Friday morning after an overnight ice storm.

Duke Energy reported 5,157 customers, at its peak, without power as of 9 a.m. on Friday. Forty one customers were still without power as of 8:30 this morning.

Haywood Electric reported as many as 1,000 customers without power at around 1 a.m., Friday. By noon, most had their power back on.

Haywood reported 95 percent of its outages in its eight-county coverage area were in Transylvania County.

Ice on trees and fallen limbs made roads hazardous and created power...

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