28,000 Duke Energy customers still without power in region

LAURINBURG — According to reports from Duke Energy, nearly 3,000 customers in Scotland County remain without power following Hurricane Florence.

As of early Wednesday morning, Duke Energy officials said 2,744 customers in the county continue to have power outages, but work is ongoing to restore those issues.

“(The) weather is helpful in making progress toward power restoration, but there is much left to do across the district,” said David J. McNeill, district manager for Duke Energy. “To keep up with outage totals or for estimated times of restoration visit www.duke-energy.com/outages.

“Our crews will continue to work into the evening, and in the days ahead, to restore power safely and as quickly as possible,” he added. “We expect to make progress each day restoring power to customers.”

In surrounding counties on Wednesday morning, there were 12,900 customers without power in Robeson; 5,854 in Cumberland; 3,216 in Moore; 1,419 in Richmond; 720 in Montgomery; 427 in Hoke; and 87 in Anson.

For storm or power restoration updates, follow Duke Energy on Twitter (@DukeEnergy) and Facebook (Duke Energy) or visit the storm website at www.dukeenergyupdates.com.

For other storm-related resources, go to ReadyNC app or www.ncdps.gov/florence.