Power outage leaves nearly 3,000 without power in Wilmington

Updated: May. 26, 2017 at 10:30 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A power outage initially left about 6,500 people without power in Wilmington Friday evening,

According to a Duke Energy outage map, the outage happened just after 6 p.m.

The outage map showed that the area of the outage was from Independence Blvd. to Carolina Beach Road.

According to a Duke Energy spokesperson, the outage was caused when a "circuit breaker activated in a substation in the 2300 block of Carolina Beach Road."

The spokesperson said a crew was dispatched to the scene and has began working on repairs immediately.

The Duke Energy outage map says estimated restoration time is 9:00 p.m.

As of about 6:45 p.m., the outage map showed that only 3,000 people were still affected by the outage.

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