Duke Energy releases estimated power restoration times

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Duke Energy has released a list of estimated times that power is expected to be restored in areas across the Piedmont.

Crews are out working to restore power after a storm hit the area Friday, causing downed trees and power lines, strong winds and heavy power outages.

About 100,000 people were still without power in Guilford County as of Saturday afternoon. The number was down to about 33,000 by Monday morning.

There are also several thousand in Alamance, Randolph, Davidson and other Piedmont areas.

Power was restored to High Point City customers (not Duke) by Sunday, according to High Point City Manager Strib Boynton.

Some areas declared state of emergencies including Guilford County, Greensboro and Burlington.


Alamance – Wednesday, 11 p.m.

Anson – Sunday, 4 p.m.

Cabarrus – Sunday, 4 p.m.

Caswell – Wednesday, 11 p.m.

Chatham – Tuesday, 11 p.m.

Davidson – Wednesday, 11 p.m.

Davie – Tuesday, 11 p.m.

Durham – Sunday, noon

Forsyth – Tuesday, 11 p.m.

Granville – Sunday, noon

Guilford – Wednesday, 11 p.m.

Iredell – Saturday, 11 p.m.

Mecklenburg – Saturday, 11 p.m.

Montgomery – Saturday, 11 p.m.

Orange – Sunday, 11 p.m.

Randolph – Wednesday, 11 p.m.

Rowan – Sunday, 4 p.m.

Stanly – Sunday, 4 p.m.

Wilkes – Sunday, 11 p.m.


  • Janice

    Even the crews get to rest and take a break…..working around the clock doesn’t mean they don’t go without a break or sleep…..How many of you work at your job without stopping to at least use the bathroom? Perfect people……nobody is so quit complaining and be thankful for the nice weather we are having during the clean up!!!!

  • G Man

    I was without power for 38hrs, and had to give away all my food, but I will live.

    Lets not forget this is ELECTRICITY people, this isn’t the cable company. People are putting their lives at risk, so you can sit at home and complain on FOX 8.

  • G Man

    I was without power for 38hrs, and had to give away all my food, but I will live.

    Lets not forget this is ELECTRICITY people, this isn’t the cable company. People are putting their lives at risk, so you can sit at home and complain on FOX 8.

    Also some of these utility drivers are treated like truck drivers with a limit on the hours they can drive.

    So be Thankful.

  • Rebecca Shepard

    My husbands coworkers son is a linesman and he gets greeted with being cussed out when he comes to fix the lines.

    YES it’s inconvenient and horrible to be without power but QUIT being rude to these guys. They have been putting in long long hours and by the way, they work out IN the mess while the whiners are safe at home.

    I have a linesman that lives in my neighborhood and we got a line with 2 major trees on it but the lines are holding their own. He could worry about HIS house so his family doesn’t lose power, but he is out taking care of others.

    Some want to party? So what, if they need to unwind after 16 hours of work, then let them. They aren’t animals, they are humans.

    And it’s now easy to fix those lines, they can’t rush.

    I challenge any whiner to get off your butt, go to linesman school at Forsyth Tech and if you think you can do better, go for it.

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  • David House

    I want to say thank you to all the people working tirelessly around the clock to get our power back on. More importantly I want to thank the families of those that the workers have to leave behind to help others. Since Friday my family and I have been without power and we are still waiting for it to come back on but I am not mad at all. I’ve got to spend more valuable time with my family without the worldly interruptions and it has been priceless. We take to many things for granted in this country. It’s times like this when a person’s true character is measured. I’m forever grateful for all you workers do may god keep you all safe as you put your lives before ours. I thank you again for doing what you do and pray that you all will be safe.

  • Samantha Lovings

    Thanks to all the linemen working 18+ hours away from family to help these poor souls, please all of you be safe, 2 linemen fell from a broke pole during this and lost their lives, so sad. As for all you bashing them, grow up and quit whining. This is mother natures doings, can’t blame anyone for the effects of weather

  • Lineman's Love

    Let me start off by saying my lineman worked all week last week staying in a hotel Monday through Friday! He got home at 1;30 pm Friday and slept in his bed for 30 min yes 30 min! at 3 pm the phone rang and he was told he had to be in his truck and on his way to North Carolina with in 5 hours! So he woke up at 5 am Friday morning worked for 5 hours and drove an hour and a half to get home and napped for 30 min showered and headed back to his truck an hour and a half away! Meet part of his crew and then drove till 1;30 am Saturday morning! Got up at 8am Saturday morning and finished the drive to NC! Got to Duke sometime Saturday night had a safety meeting then went to the hotel! Got up early this morning and started working! I just herd from him around 9;30 pm! So for all you ungrateful people complaing about not having light go cry me a river!!These linemen work their butts off for completer strangers while their family’s are home waiting by the phone just for 3 to 5 minutes of a phone conversation to make sure they are alive! We all make great sacrifices so our men can work for complete and ungrateful strangers who think they know everything! I am in Indiana reading all the comments you people are sharing and you have not a clue! I would be ashamed of myself!!!! My lineman just call and said he is in Burlington and a lot of people have been yelling at them as they drive by! Most are throwing things at the trucks and cursing at them! On a good note a big Thank you to all the employees at Texas Roadhouse! They were getting ready to close and all the employees stayed over so the guys could eat a hot meal! He said all the employees came over and thanked them for what they are doing!! He is now off to bed so he can start all over again at 7am! He will be working 16 hours again tomorrow for all you selfish and ungrateful people!! If you see a line truck in your neighborhood go out and thank these strangers for traveling for 2 days to help you out! They are really awesome and love what they do to help other people!!!!

    • Lineman's Wife

      I am so glad you said what you said. My husband is also working in the Burlington area. I talked to him at 5 this morning when he woke up and when he called me tonight after he got to the hotel he was so tired he fell asleep while on the phone. The job itself is dangerous enough then you put ungrateful people’s actions on top of it. I’m worried enough as it is. They’re putting their lives on the line while we sit and wait praying they return home safely. My lineman is mine and our 5 kids’ hero. Please everyone just realize they’re doing the best they can and don’t endanger these linemen because you’re frustrated. SC Lineman’s Wife

  • Fred Iannone

    High point is a bunch of liars! It is Monday still do not have power on arden place eveb though everyone around me has power for the last 48 hours….how about you cover that fox 8 or are you still the city’s lap dog…..REPORT THE TRUTH!

  • Julie Maiden

    I saw the power crews out working morning and night at all hours in the cold and dangerous conditions. Even though my power is still not on, thanks to all the guys working around the clock!

  • Marie

    The funny thing is you guys state that these linemen have to leave their families and work long hours… you make me laugh!!!

    A). ITs their JOB.

    B). THey are getting paid I bethca a pretty penny to come to another state and work and then our local polemen get a decent rate for the type of work it is… tell me Im wrong?!?

    • Washingotn

      The city manager in High Point said power was restored in High Point on Sunday! Well not a true statement!!!! My grandparents have no power and it is now March 12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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