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.
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.