Tri-County EMC crews restore power in Lenoir, Duplin and Wayne counties

Crews worked overnight to restore power to over 3,000 customers.

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. (WNCT)- Communities across the east are in the process of cleaning up after Wednesday’s storms.

Thousands were without power this morning in parts of Duplin, Lenoir and Wayne counties.

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The severe weather snapped 10 transmission poles in Mount Olive, causing the power outage. Crews from Tri-County EMC worked overnight to put up 10 new power poles and restore the lines. They wrapped up around six Thursday morning.

Tri-County EMC says all transmission poles have been repaired and power should be restored by 7:30 Thursday morning. However, cleaning up debris will take several more days.

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