Yesterday’s Winter Storm Izzy not only brought freezing temperatures and iced over roads, the storm’s freezing rain and damaging winds also took down hundreds of trees and power lines across the Carolinas.
As of 9:20 this morning, there are still over 40,000 residents without power around our region, with most of them being located in northern South carolina.
As of 9:20 a.m., around 42,000 @DukeEnergy customers are without power after the winter storm. Repairing 2,000 outage locations. Pinehurst/Carthage area, Upstate SC and western NC remaining hardest hit pockets. Thousands of workers engaged throughout the day to restore power. pic.twitter.com/82Gnb5MpEw
— Jeff Brooks (@DE_JeffB) January 17, 2022
Duke Energy reminded Carolina residents today to steer clear of any down power lines they might see – this includes trying to remove them from roads they are traveling down.
Remember: Never approach downed power lines. Any hanging power line could be charged. Stay back at least 33 ft. from wires or anything in contact with them. Click here for more winter weather safety tips: https://t.co/AE4nv5LUPT. #Izzy pic.twitter.com/5CnlaLZCsn
— Duke Energy (@DukeEnergy) January 17, 2022
Did your power get knocked out during yesterday’s winter storm?