GREENSBORO, N.C. -- More than 79,000 customers across the Triad still are without power Monday, three days after an ice storm caused extensive outages and damage.
According to Duke Energy, 79,075 of its customers still were without power as of 9 a.m. Monday, down from more than 81,000 reported overnight. Energy United reported less than 1,000 and REMC reported approximately 1,200.
Duke Energy customers experiencing the most outages are in Guilford County (32,000+) and Alamance County (25,000+), followed by Davidson County (9,000+ and Randolph County (7,245).
Duke Energy said it estimates the majority of the outages in these counties will have been repaired by Wednesday at 11 p.m.
Extensive tree damage remained Monday, especially along I-85 and other interstates. Archdale neighborhoods displayed many broken trees, and Creekside Park trails were blocked by fallen trees and muddy flood water.
The city of High Point announced it will temporarily relax its yard waste rules and allow individuals to leave neat piles of trees and limbs at the curb. Collection is not scheduled but will be collected as crews mobilize into different neighborhoods. Families who live in High Point also can take yard waste to the Ingleside Compost Facility for free.
For information on the status of remaining power outages or to report an outage, use the following numbers:
DUKE ENERGY: 1-800-769-3766 or Duke-Energy.com
ENERGY UNITED: 1-800-522-3793