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Waiting for the power to come back on? The wind could delay that

A Duke Energy spokesperson says when the winds are this strong, it's dangerous for their crews to try to restore power.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Some people are still without power across the Triad after severe storms, strong wind, and flooding hit the area Thursday. Today, we're dealing with dangerous wind. WFMY's Weather Center says winds speeds in the Triad are expected to reach 40 mph, with gusts of 50 mph in some counties. 

RELATED: List: Roads closed across the Triad due to flooding and damage

If you're without power, you're probably wondering when things will be back to normal. Duke Energy tells us they have crews out assessing the damage. However, a company spokesperson says dangerous conditions like flooding and strong winds could hinder crews from restoring outages in some areas. 

"As a general rule, from a safety perspective, line technicians do not operate in elevated service vehicles when wind, sustained or gusts, is at 30 mph. On the ground, crews will walk the lines and technicians will assess damages, but when winds, again, sustained or gusting, reaches 39 mph, they will not climb for elevated service," Duke Energy's Shawna Berger said.

"All of our crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power, but safety, that's our number one priority," Berger continued.

Duke Energy says customers should look at the online outage map for the latest restoration times. 

Click HERE for Duke Energy Outages Map

Numbers to call if your power goes out:

Duke Energy: 1-800-POWERON, 1-800-769-3766 Customers may also report an outage or view current outages online.

Duke Energy Progress: 1-800-419-6356

NC Electrical Cooperatives: 1-888-411-7870

Energy United: 1-800-386-4833

Randolph Electric: 1-877-736-2633

Piedmont Electric: 1-800-449-2667

Surry-Yadkin Electric: 336-356-8241

City of Lexington Electric: 336-248-2337

City of High Point Electric: 336-883-3111

RELATED: Water, water, everywhere! Look at all the flooding in the Triad