Power restored after outage in Greensboro

Update: Power has been restored to all Duke Energy customers affected by the Tuesday outage.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — More than 3,000 are without electricity Tuesday morning in southwest Greensboro.

Duke Energy officials said the outage started around 7:45 a.m. on West Gate City Boulevard after an equipment malfunction caused a pole to catch fire. The outage was not related to a traffic crash or weather.

Drivers are asked to use caution on Gate City Boulevard between Romaine Street and West Florida Street because power is out in the area.

The Duke Energy Outage Map estimates power will be restored to the area by 6 p.m.