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NC Official: Power Outages At 41,500 After Storm

RALEIGH, N.C. Local and state officials say tens of thousands of people are without power now that Hurricane Arthur has left the state.


State Emergency Operations spokesman Rick Martinez said as of Friday morning, 41,500 customers remain without power because of Arthur. He said Carteret County had 11,000 outages, the most of any county.


Several utilities provide electric service to coastal North Carolina, including Duke Energy, Dominion Power and ElectriCities.


The status of N.C. Highway 12 on Hatteras Island is still not clear. Officials with the state Transportation Department said on their Facebook page that they haven't been able to fully assess damage because of sand and water on the two-lane highway. The Bonner Bridge which connects the island to the rest of the state also must be inspected before being reopened.


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