UPDATE: Most power was restored and traffic signals operational by Wednesday evening.
WILMINGTON — A Duke Energy outage map is showing thousands of customers were left without power Wednesday afternoon around 1 p.m.
The North Carolina utility company is unsure the cause currently and has crews dispatched working on the outages. It could take hours for full restoration.
The outage map shows it extends from parts of downtown to areas along Market Street up to Darlington Avenue, and sections of Oleander Drive.
Numerous traffic signals are down; motorists are asked to treat nonworking stop lights like a four-way stop.
City of Wilmington, some county properties and other businesses have announced closures:
- Downtown library
- Cape Fear Museum
- Historic courthouse and city offices
- 320 Chestnut Street city offices
- Thalian Hall (Cinematique is canceled for the evening)
- CFPUA downtown offices
- NHC Endowment Grantmaking meeting at Harrelson Center delayed until 6:30 p.m.
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