Power out at two Guilford Co. polling locations; machines on battery backup

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JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Two polling locations in Guilford County are still without power after an accident near Jamestown on Tuesday afternoon.

The outages were caused by an accident near East Fork Road around 2:20 p.m. Power was restored to all buildings on GTCC’s campus by 3:30 p.m., officials said.  

Duke Energy officials said two voting sites — Turner’s Chapel on Florence School Drive and Deep River Friends Meeting on Wendover Avenue — also lost power.

Officials said voting was interrupted for about 20 minutes while the machines were switched to battery backup. During this time, voters could vote use regular ballots while the machines were offline.

Energy officials estimated power should be restored to all customers by 8 p.m.

Jamestown Town Hall, which is a voting site, was also without power for a short period of time. However, polling officials say the electronic voting machines had backup batteries that prevented them from losing power.

No serious issues were reported. 

No other details on the crash were immediately available. 

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