Few in Tri-County left without power

Feb. 15, 2014 @ 03:22 AM

The winter storm that dumped some inches of snow and ice across the state seems to have lessened its grip on the Tri-County area.

Duke Energy spokeswoman Christine Pulley said Vance and Granville counties had only one power outage apiece Friday, and Warren County had none. At one point during the storm, there were more than 1,600 among the three counties. She urged those without power to call 800-POWER-ON to determine when they’ll get service back.

Emergency Services Director Brian Short said Friday was pretty quiet.

“Pretty much business as usual,” he said. “Roads were very slick earlier this morning, but I don’t know of any major accidents that occurred. I think today has been pretty much business as usual.”

Highs around 55 degrees melted some of the snow and ice that still lingers, and temperatures weren’t expected to dip below freezing Friday night.

Even so, patches of black ice could still make roads treacherous, and Short said drivers should be cautious.Vance County’s local state of emergency will be allowed to expire over this weekend; the declaration automatically expires after five days.

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