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While crews work hard, thousands wait without power

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Duke Energy Progress crews are doing all they can to make sure you have electricity as soon as possible. Duke Energy Progress crews are doing all they can to make sure you have electricity as soon as possible.

LELAND, NC (WECT) – For some people, it could be days until their lights and heat are turned back on due to the power outages caused by the winter storm.

Duke Energy Progress crews are doing all they can to make sure you have electricity as soon as possible.

Downed power lines and fallen tree limbs cover the city of Leland just one day after the ice storm struck southeastern North Carolina.

One lane on Mt. Misery Road was closed Thursday as crews worked to restore power and fix the mess left behind.

One worker said they've been working 14 hour shifts for the past two days and will continue to do the same throughout the weekend.

Residents who live along Mt. Misery Road said they've been without power since Wednesday morning.

"I think, for the most part, they're doing what they can do," said Leland resident, David Butler. "Nobody is more important than anybody when it comes to power outages so they do what they can I guess."

Officials predict that it could take up to Saturday night for everyone's power to be restored.

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