Power restored for majority of OBX

(WAVY) – Power was restored for the majority of the Outer Banks Saturday after Hurricane Arthur moved through the area a day earlier, knocking out electricity for thousands.

As of 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Dominion Power listed just 6 customers remaining in Dare County without power.

Tideland EMC continued working Saturday to repair dozens of damaged utility poles on Ocracoke Island, successfully restoring power by Saturday night. Hyde County officials said Ocracoke Island was expected to be fully open by 7 a.m. Sunday, barring any unforeseen issues.

Officials said Ocracoke was no longer under a state of emergency, and the temporary curfew expired.

North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives has a list of phone number you can use to report power outages or downed power lines. Click here to find the one in your area from the North Carolina Electric Cooperatives. In Virginia, call Dominion Virginia Power at 1-800-DOM-HELP or report an outage online by clicking here.

You can also check on the latest number of power outages at the above links. North Carolina Emergency Management is also tweeting about power outages, click here for their Twitter feed.

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