Hundreds lose power due to broken cross-arm

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Duke energy repairing cross-arm on Eastwood Road and Bay Branch Circle (Photo: WWAY/ Kevin Dumas)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– New Hanover County Dispatch says crews responded to the intersection of Eastwood Road and Bay Branch Circle, officials say a spark from a power line started a brush fire Monday Evening.

Duke Energy Lineman Chris Delia told us a cross-arm on a pole broke which caused the power outage.

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The power outage affected more than a thousand customers including nearby homes, businesses and traffic lights.

According to duke energy’s power outage map the power has been restored.