Nearly 1,400 without power in Columbus County

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Crews work to restore power in Whiteville (Photo: City of Whiteville, NC Facebook)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Many Duke Energy Progress customers in Columbus County have been without power since around 8:30 last night.

There are multiple outages between Hallsboro and Whiteville. Several outages were caused by falling limbs or trees that damaged equipment, according to the Duke Energy Outage Map.

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Crews are currently assessing the damage. No word yet on when power will be fully restored.

WWAY left a message with Duke Energy Progress, we’ll bring you more details as they become available.