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Lights went out for 10,000 homes and businesses in Winston-Salem Tuesday afternoon. City officials say it could take several hours to restore power.
Multiple trees have fallen, power outages are increasing, and traffic lights are out as Ian is making it's mark across Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem.
WFMY News 2 is bringing you live Friday updates on weather conditions, Duke Energy power outages, damage, and flooding from Ian across the Greensboro area.
Energy experts agree heat indirectly can prompt power outages, if increased usage overwhelms the grid and causes lines to sag and fail.
Stay with WFMY News 2 for your latest weather updates in the Triad as we are keeping an eye on all things weather!
Drivers should be prepared to take alternate routes to avoid affected areas.
The storms are bringing heavy rain and wind ahead of possible wet snowfall Monday.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.