Many Duke Energy customers told power should be restored by Wednesday night
Most Duke Energy customers across the Piedmont have been told via automated system that their power should be restored by 11 p.m. Wednesday.
People in areas including Alamance County, Randleman, Liberty and various parts of Guilford County have been told power will be restored by Wednesday night.
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.
High Point City customers (not Duke) should have power fully restored by Sunday, according to High Point City Manager Strib Boynton.
About 100,000 people are still without power in Guilford County as of Saturday afternoon. There are also several thousands in Alamance, Randolph, Davidson and other Piedmont areas.
Some areas have declared state of emergencies including Guilford County, Greensboro and Burlington.
A bakery owner told FOX8 Saturday if power is not reestablished within 24 hours, his business will lose around $70,000 worth of frozen and refrigerated goods.
He said the goods are three weeks’ worth of labor.
“We are praying heavily. This is a real hardship for a small business,” Mike Rawlins said.