Thousands of power outages reported in North Carolina

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) – North Carolina’s electric cooperatives were dealing with thousands of power outages Wednesday.

According to a news release, 20,000 outages were reported as of 3 p.m., mostly in Brunswick County. Ice and snow accumulation was expected to lead to additional outages.

Tuesday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency as another winter storm moved in. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for much of North Carolina through Thursday morning.

If you are impacted by a power outage, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives advise taking extreme caution if you are using an alternate heating source such as a fireplace or propane space heater.

According to a news release, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives were monitoring conditions and responding to outages as quickly as possible.

Click here for phone numbers to report outages in your specific region.

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