Power companies hard at work

A Duke Power truck carefully makes its way through the Hallsboro intersection under the dark stoplights.
A Duke Power truck carefully makes its way through the Hallsboro intersection under the dark stoplights.
Duke Progress Energy crews are still at work in Hallsboro, where around 800 people remain without power.
Duke Progress Energy crews are still at work in Hallsboro, where around 800 people remain without power.

2 p.m. update

Utility companies are closing the gap on restoring power across Columbus in the wake of Hurricane Isaias.

Duke Progress Energy reported around 2,000 customers, including around 1,000 in the Riegelwood area, were still without power at 2 p.m. The largest clusters for Duke are in the Hallsboro area and Riegelwood. 

A Brunswick EMC crew making repairs near Tabor City. (submitted photo)
A Brunswick EMC crew making repairs near Tabor City. (submitted photo)

Brunswick Electric Membership Cooperative reported three of its 16,000 customers without power at 2 p.m. All three were in the Evergreen area.  Both utilities are dealing with thousands more outages in Brunswick and New Hanover counties.

Four County EMC, which serves the Buckhead and Sandyfield areas, had 70 people without power at 9 a.m., but has since restored electricity to all its members.

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Jefferson Weaver is the Managing Editor of Columbus County News and he can be reached at (910) 914-6056, (910) 632-4965, or by email at [email protected].