Power restored to most Triad residents after icy weekend storm

A neighborhood off University Parkway in Winston-Salem that still has no power. (Lindsay Tuman/WGHP)

Update — 1/15/2019 6:53 p.m. — Most Triad residents have their power back following an icy weekend.

According to the Duke Energy outage map, there are no longer any counties where more than 1,000 customers are without power.

The highest number of outages is in Forsyth County, where 294 customers are still without power. Power is supposed to be restored to all customers by no later than 11:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Prior story 

More than 3,600 people are still without power in Forsyth County after an icy winter storm caused outages across the state over the weekend.

A wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain turned into freezing rain Saturday night and Sunday morning, leaving trees down and thousands without power in the area.

The icing was significant for parts of the Piedmont, resulting in ice forming and trees and power lines falling.

Duke Energy reported a total of about 6,500 customers without power in North Carolina as of about 1 p.m. Tuesday. The number for the Triad are as follows:

  • Guilford County – 36
  • Forsyth County – 3,609
  • Rockingham County – 1,101
  • Caswell County – 720
  • Stokes County – 632

Power is expected to be restored for all counties no later than 11:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Energy United reported 9 outages as of about 1 p.m. Tuesday, which included 7 in Guilford County and 2 in Iredell County.

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