Power outages hit Piedmont Triad by thousands as freezing rain comes down

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — True to predictions, thousands in the Piedmont Triad lost power as an ice storm swept through the area.

As of 4 p.m., the following Piedmont Triad counties are still reporting more than 1,000 outages:

Rockingham – more than 3,200

Stokes – more than 1,000

Duke Energy on Wednesday projected that close to 1 million people could lose power in the Carolinas due to Thursday’s weather event.

The company said some of these outages could last several days.

To prepare, Duke Energy has thousands of employees ready, including 5,400 line technicians and vegetation workers. More than 1,300 of those workers are from the company’s Midwest and Florida service areas and from other companies providing assistance.

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