Storms move out, power restoration continues

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Friday, March 3, 2023
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Expect a sunny, mild, and gorgeous weekend with temperatures in the 60s which is above the historical average.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- We're clear and drying out after a line of showers and storms Friday night with wind gusts from 30-40mph.

A wind advisory that was in effect for the Triangle-area from 6:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. has ended.

Showers made their way across the western part of the area throughout the evening causing thousands to lose power.

As of 11 p.m., nearly 3,000 Duke Energy customers are without power in the Triangle.

Power has been restored to most.

Flight Diverted

Friday night's weather caused a Southwest flight bound for RDU to be diverted to Myrtle Beach. Southwest said those passengers arrived at RDU around 3:00 a.m. Saturday.

RDU reported some continued weather-related disruptions to flights after storms pounded many parts of the nation on Friday evening into Saturday.

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Saturday will be breezy with highs in the 60s. Temps are expected to dip a touch on Sunday. But, warm conditions will continue into early next week.

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What to do if you lose power

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Report your outage

Duke Energy Progressive: (800) 769-3766 (800-POWERON), or (800) 419-6356 - you can also text the word OUT to 57801

Wake Electric Membership Corporation: (919) 863-6499

PWC Fayetteville: (877) 687-7921

Where are the power outages? Here are some maps you can check for locations of current outages

If you live in Duke Energy coverage area, check this map

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