Thousands still without power in the Piedmont Triad after icy weekend

(Duke Energy)

Thousands remain without power after a weekend wintry mix that brought down trees across the Piedmont Triad.

“The sleet and freezing rain that passed through the Carolinas over the weekend has resulted in significant damage to the electric grid across select counties of North Carolina,” Duke Energy said in a statement. “Crews are out in full force actively assessing damage and restoring power and will continuously update the outage map to provide more specific estimated restoration times as they progress.

The greatest number of customers affected are in Forsyth County, with more than 5,000 Duke Energy customers affected.

The following Triad counties have more than 1,000 Duke Energy customers affected as of about 9:30 p.m. Monday.

  • Forsyth — 5,290
  • Rockingham — 1,623
  • Stokes — 1,548

Duke Energy reported the latest estimated restoration time is no later than 11:45 p.m. Tuesday.