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UPDATE: Power now restored to nearly 11,000 Brunswick residents

Nearly 11,000 people in Brunswick County were without power Wednesday evening. (Source: BEMC) Nearly 11,000 people in Brunswick County were without power Wednesday evening. (Source: BEMC)
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Nearly 11,000 people in Brunswick County were without power due to a massive outage Wednesday evening.

According to Brunswick Electric officials, an equipment failure at a Wilmington substation triggered the outage around 5 p.m.

Power has since been restored.

Most of those affected by the outage - about 9,500 - were in the Leland-Winnabow area of the county.

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