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Residents, Clark chill planned power outage

April 9. Duke Energy and ElectriCities have postponed plans for an eight-hour power outage planned for Sunday, April 19 so that Duke could make repairs.

Residents who have stocked up during the stay-at-home order were concerned that refrigerated food might spoil. Refrigerators will keep food safely cold for about four hours if unopened during a power outage.

NC Rep. Clark

“Given the extreme pressure everyone is under, having to worry about food spoiling is not an added financial and emotional stress they should be asked bear,” said NC Rep. Christy Clark

Duke Energy responded quickly:

“The outage was to repair some failed meter banks. Duke Energy is going to postpone the work until fall,” a spokesperson said. The meter banks failed last fall.

About 3,900 customers would have been affected.

ElectriCities provides power to Antiquity, neighborhoods along  Catawba Avenue and Bailey Glen among other areas.

Energy United and Duke also serve parts of Cornelius.