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Power outages from Irene fall to 330K in NC

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina electric utilities report
progress on getting service restored after Hurricane Irene.

About 330,000 customers remain without electricity early Monday,
down from a high of more than 600,000.

Progress Energy reports about 100,000 customers without power,
with some being told it may be several days before all power is
restored. Dominion Power had 59,000 customers in North Carolina
without electricity.

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives and municipal power
agencies don’t have updates on progress since Sunday night. The
electric cooperatives reported 76,000 outages and cities and towns
reported 95,000 customers with no power.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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