Electric companies fix power problems

PIEDMONT-TRIAD, N.C. — Power companies across the region spent the day fixing the problems caused by weekend storms and equipment failure on Monday.

In High Point, crews shutdown the substation near Southwest High School in order to replace a transformer.  City officials say with temperatures no longer topping out over 100 degrees, the strain on the city’s electrical system will be greatly reduced.

The substation should be up and running by Thursday.

In Forsyth County, more than four thousand people were in the dark early Monday morning.

A strong storm sent trees and power lines crashing to the ground.

Winston-Salem resident Shirley Fuller didn’t hear the storm, but her son Fred Fuller did.

“When i got over here i didn’t realize she had no power but when the storm came through i heard it, it was heavy”

Duke Energy restored power to the Fuller’s neighborhood and moved on to their next job.