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Power restored after major outage in New Hanover County

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Duke Energy Progress says the power is back on in New Hanover County after a problem with transmission lines that supply power to the eastern part of the county.

A company spokeswoman says as many as 33,000 customers lost power at about 11 a.m. By 11:30 a.m., she says crews had routed power around the system to restore power temporarily.

Click here to view the Duke Energy Progress outage map

Duke Energy Progress says crews are working for a permanent fix to get things back to normal. the utility says customers may see a flicker or brief outage when the switch is made over to the normal system.

City crews say they are working to get traffic lights back online.

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