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Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Vehicle Crashes, and Power Outages

Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Vehicle Crashes, and Power Outages

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(Scott Pelkey / North State Journal) ASHEBORO N.C. - An evening thunderstorm brought with it heavy rain, vehicle crashes, downed trees, and power outages. Just before 6pm, the National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Randolph County after radar indicated a severe thunderstorm near Lexington, moving northeast at 30 mph with 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Just as the storm was leaving Asheboro, Westside Fire Dept, Asheboro Fire Dept, Randolph County EMS, and Ash-Rand Rescue were dispatched to a vehicle crash on I-73/74 SB just south of Spero Rd for a vehicle crash with two occupants pinned-in. Both occupants were extricated by rescue crews. As the investigation is still underway no further details about the crash or the condition of...
Power and Internet Outage Caused by Tractor Trailer Accident

Power and Internet Outage Caused by Tractor Trailer Accident

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Repair crews working on Albemarle Rd during the early afternoon on April 4th, 2023. [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - Today we are learning details about what led to customers across Randolph County losing power, internet, and cell service Tuesday. On April 4th, 2023, at 1pm, Randolph County Emergency Services dispatched Asheboro Fire/Rescue to a utility call on Albemarle Rd. According to Samantha East, Public Information Officer for the department, their crews arrived on scene to find a power pole that was broken with several lines in the roadway and one lying across a truck. https://youtube.com/shorts/bZeiHjyLCvI (Video Credit - Alex Perdue) By email the Asheboro Police says an Eveready Battery truck was involved however they were unable to say to wha...
Fire at Substation/Power Outages Saturday Blamed on High Winds

Fire at Substation/Power Outages Saturday Blamed on High Winds

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Asheboro East Power Substation [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - A fire at a power substation in Asheboro that left over 6,000 customers without power Saturday evening was caused by high winds. On April 1st, 2023, just after 7pm, Asheboro Fire and Rescue (AFRD) was dispatched to a report of a fire at the Asheboro East Power Substation on Spring St. Randolph County Emergency Services advised responding units that 911 callers had reported hearing an explosion, followed by a power outage in the area. Other callers were reporting a fire at, or near, the substation. According to Samantha East, Public Information Officer for the Asheboro Fire/Rescue Dept, "units arrived on scene to find a small area of grass burning inside the substation that was not a threat to ...
Duke Energy Warns of Rolling Blackouts due to High Energy Demand

Duke Energy Warns of Rolling Blackouts due to High Energy Demand

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A power utility worker repairs a blown transformer in Asheboro (Stock Photo - Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. - With almost six-thousand customers without power across Randolph County, Duke Energy is warning that rolling blackouts may be necessary to protect the energy grid. Duke Energy, in a statement on its outage tracker says that due to extremely cold temperatures driving unusually high energy demand, the power company has deployed temporary power outages across the system. These emergency outages, also known as "rolling blackouts" are necessary "to protect the energy grid against longer, more widespread outages by keeping demand under control to prevent systems from tripping offline. Duke Energy Outage map as of 2:30 PM on 12/24/2022 (Click map to go to outage t...