30,000 lose power in Cumberland County

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Officials say the western portion of Cumberland County is without power, with some 30-thousand people affected.

The Public Works Commission says the problem is where the Progress Energy system connects to the PWC system. The commission is trying to shift the electricity demand to other sources of power.

Drivers along Raeford Road west of Owen Drive had to negotiate intersections without traffic lights. Roadways are particularly clogged with schools letting out.

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