Damaged equipment causes power outage for thousands in Wilmington

Damaged equipment causes power outage for thousands in Wilmington
Outage map (Source: Duke Energy)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - More than 2,500 customers were without power for just over an hour Thursday in Wilmington after equipment was damaged.

According to the Duke Energy outage map, most of the customers that were affected are located along Carolina Beach Road in the area of Shipyard Blvd. and Independence Blvd.

“The outage was caused by a third-party, which while digging, damaged our underground electrical equipment,” according to Duke Energy.

Power was restored shortly after noon.

Several traffic lights on Carolina Beach Road were out for a short period of time.

Outage map
Outage map (Source: Duke Energy)

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