Greensboro and Burlington have both declared a state of emergency as a result of Friday’s winter storm.
The storm has caused significant damage throughout both cities and the entire Piedmont, with high winds, fallen trees and power lines and widespread power outages.
As of 6 p.m. Friday, there were more than 140,000 power outages in Guilford County and more than 58,000 in Alamance County.
Other parts of the Piedmont reported several thousand power outages also.
Duke Energy is reporting over 350,000 outages across North Carolina. High Point Electric is reporting over 30,000 outages.
Duke Energy spokeswoman Lisa Hoffman said Duke is bringing in crews from outside areas to help.