Thousands in Triad still waiting for power to return 2 days after winter storm

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12 p.m. Monday Update

The number of outages has begun to dwindle throughout the Triad, especially in Guilford County.

As of 12 p.m., the number of customers without power in Guilford County had fallen from more than 9,000 to about 4,400.

Rockingham County is now facing the highest number of outages in the region with more than 7,000.

Forsyth County’s total dropped to about 1,000 outages.

Meanwhile, Caswell County is dealing with more outages than they had earlier this morning. While at 7 a.m., the county had more than 2,800, that number has since risen to more than 3,800 outages.

Across the state, more than 28,000 people were without power.

7 a.m. Monday

Thousands of people are still waiting for the lights to come back Monday after an ice storm hit the region Saturday.

As of 7 a.m. Monday morning, the N.C. Department of Public Safety reports that power was down for more than 9,000 people in Guilford County, more than 8,200 people in Rockingham County, more than 2,800 in Caswell County and more than 1,500 in Forsyth County.

Across the state, more than 35,400 people were without power.

According to Duke Energy, power is expected to return in Guilford, Rockingham and Caswell counties by 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Forsyth County may see lights on by 11:45 p.m. Monday.

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