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Ice Storm Aftermath: Duke Energy says some power outages could last into Tuesday

Duke Energy crews are chipping away at outages across the Triad, as some Triad families are dealing with day three of no electricity.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — An ice storm toppled trees and power lines all across the Triad, leaving a mess of power outages across the area. Some Duke Energy customers are going on Day 3 of no power and could be without electricity into Tuesday. 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2021

8:30 p.m. - One single mom in Greensboro is picking up the pieces and searching for solutions after a large tree fell her car during Saturday's ice storm.

Summer Kinney said a massive tree crushed her car parked in the driveway of her home.

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8:20 p.m. - If the power outage(s) from this past weekend's storm has you looking for a generator, then WFMY's Tanya Rivera has answers for you.

There are a few stores with generators still on the shelves.

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7:55 p.m. - Rockingham County Schools is closed Tuesday due to power outages. 

4:18 p.m. -- Boil water advisory lifted for the city of Reidsville. 

Based on the laboratory analysis of water samples collected from the city of Reidsville water system on February 14, 2021, water users are hereby notified that it is no longer necessary to boil water used for human consumption. 

3:15 p.m. - More than 44 utility poles and 7 miles of lines were damaged in Reidsville from the ice storm. 

The severity of the damage is delaying the progress of restoring power in the area. Duke Energy crews are hard at work in the area.

2:00 p.m. - Ice storm creates problems for homeowners with fallen trees around the Triad. 

12:40 p.m. -- Around 24,000 North Carolinians are still without power after the ice storm, with the bulk of the outages being reported in the Piedmont Triad counties. Some customers aren't expected to have power restored until Tuesday evening. 

Alamance – 44 customers without power; estimated restoration time is Feb. 15, 11:59 p.m.

Forsyth – 837 customers without power; estimated restoration time is Feb. 15, 11:45 p.m.

Guilford – 4,202 customers without power; estimated restoration time is Feb. 16, 9 p.m.

Rockingham – 6,537 customers without power; estimated restoration time is Feb. 16, 9 p.m.

4:15 a.m. -- More than 34,000 Duke Energy customers are still without power in North Carolina which a large of the outages here in the Triad. 

-Alamance County: 79 customers without power

-Davidson County: 8 customers without power 

-Forysth County: 1,594 customers without power 

-Guilford County: 9,110 customers without power 

-Rockingham County: 8,290 customers without power 

-Stokes County: 2 customers without power 

Duke Energy gave an update Sunday night saying repairs will continue on Monday and even into Tuesday in some cases. 

Statement from Jeff Brooks with Duke Energy: "Crews restored tens of thousands of customers in the Triad and across the NC/VA border counties in very challenging conditions. Despite these efforts, some hardest hit restorations will continue into Monday, and some others Tuesday. We are reaching out to these customers.”

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2021

10:45 p.m. Over 33,000 Duke Energy customers in North Carolina are without power as of 10:45 p.m. Sunday night. 

8 p.m. Rockingham County Schools will be closed Monday. The school system the district is closed due to power outages, down trees, and debris on and around schools.

Check our closings list for the latest updates on school closings and delays.

5 p.m. Guilford Courthouse National Park will be temporarily close due to Saturday's ice storm

RELATED: Guilford Courthouse National Park temporarily closed due to winter storm

3:30 p.m. Thankfully there should be no icing issues today even as it's raining due to temperatures being well above freezing.

12:57 p.m.  At last check at 12:57 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Guilford County now has 33,337 customers without power.

Forsyth County has 5,478  people without power, Alamance County has 2,467   people without power and Rockingham County has 13,069.

11:00 a.m. Power crews out Sunday morning restoring power in Greensboro. This footage is of the Lawndale Drive area. 

9:10 a.m. The weather team advises you to watch out for falling ice from trees and power lines as the ice melts today. Expecting some rain this afternoon and temperatures are expected to be above freezing. 

RELATED: Rain arrives this afternoon, temperatures will be above freezing

8:30 a.m. Duke Energy says they're responding to more than 1,000 individual outages in Guilford County as of Sunday morning. 

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11 p.m. - According to Duke Energy, over 107,000 people are experiencing power outages in the Carolinas

RELATED: Thousands without power in the Triad, according to Duke Energy

7:13 p.m. - NCDOT in Alamance, Guilford, and Rockingham said they will have crews at both DOT sites in Guilford and Rockingham Counties overnight. They will be prepared to salt any areas if temperatures drop to freezing and below. They are anticipating slick spots on roadways overnight and for more trees to fall. 

6:30 p.m. - Duke Energy said it plans to have some estimated restoration times by 9 p.m. tonight. They will also post times online and send out an alert to let customers know about restoration times. Find out how to report an outage, get outage alerts, and check maps.

5:30 p.m. - Duke Energy is reporting 130,445 total outages across North Carolina.

ALAMANCE – 6,198

DAVIDSON – 186

DAVIE – 5

FORSYTH – 17,717

GUILFORD – 55,767

RANDOLPH – 158

ROCKINGHAM – 16,891

STOKES – 644

SURRY – 1

WILKES – 182

HIGH POINT ELECTRIC:  319 Outages

RANDOLPH ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORP:  No Outages

SURRY YADKIN EMC:

STOKES – 3

SURRY – 9

ENERGY UNITED:

DAVIDSON – 3

FORSYTH – 1,253

GUILFORD – 174

3:15 p.m. - Tree blocking road in Oak Ridge

1:52 p.m. - Temperatures rise above freezing for the first time

1:39 p.m - Huge tree falls on West Greensboro house during ice storm

1:30 p.m. - The following electric companies are reporting power outages in the following counties in the Piedmont-Triad.

DUKE ENERGY – TOTAL NC OUTAGES: 167,704

ALAMANCE – 6,410

DAVIDSON – 186

DAVIE – 6

FORSYTH – 23,900

GUILFORD – 78,119

RANDOLPH – 10

ROCKINGHAM – 17,502

STOKES – 1,409

SURRY – 25

WILKES – 187

YADKIN – 19

RANDOLPH ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORP: No Outages

SURRY YADKIN EMC: 

STOKES – 40

SURRY – 9

WILKES – 1

YADKIN – 1

ENERGY UNITED: 

DAVIDSON – 3

FORSYTH – 1,603

GUILFORD – 401

WILKES - 37

12:25 p.m. - Lawndale Ave. update

11:42 a.m. - Multiple cars totaled by fallen trees on Walker Ave. in Greensboro.

11:30 a.m. - High Point vaccine clinic moves all appointments to Greensboro Coliseum following power outages.

The Guilford County will contact individuals who can’t make their appointment today to reschedule for another day. 

RELATED: High Point vaccine clinic moves Saturday appointments to Greensboro Coliseum

11:17 a.m. - More trees down on Lawndale Ave. Drivers taking dangerous risks.

11:10 a.m. - Tree down across Abbott's Creek Rd. 50 yards from Intersection with Brown's Town Road.

Phyllis Townsend High Point.

11:00 a.m. - Massive tree blocks two lanes of New Garden

Credit: WFMY News 2

10: 59 a.m. - Tree blocking Spencer Dixon Rd. in both direction.

10:25 a.m. - Power lines down in Greensboro.

10:15 a.m. - High Point vaccination clinic without power. If you have an appointment at the Guilford County Health Department COVID-19 clinic in High Point you should still show up, health officials said.

RELATED: Ice delays the start of COVID-19 vaccine clinic in High Point

9:00 a.m. - Guilford County closes High Point COVID-19 testing site due to weather. Officials said all other county vaccination sites will remain open.

RELATED: High Point COVID-19 testing site closed due to weather, vaccination sites operating as normal

8:30 a.m. - More than 90,000 in NC wake up to power outages. Here is a county-by-county look for WFMY News 2's viewing region, last updated at 7:20 a.m.

Guilford County: 21,189 without power

Forsyth County: 6,772 without power

Alamance County: 68 without power 

Rockingham County: 5,320 without power

Stokes County: 99 without power

More than 2,600 people are currently without power in High Point.

RELATED: 90,000+ without power in North Carolina, according to Duke Energy

7:30 a.m. - 'Hazardous' icy conditions cause car crashes, highway closure and power outages. Streets turned icy as light rain fell and temperatures dropped below freezing, according to the WFMY News 2 Weather Team. 

All lanes of I-73 North are back open as of 6 a.m, according to NCDOT. This is near Exit 107-A, Bryan Blvd, Greensboro. The roads shut down around midnight due multiple crashes. 

RELATED: 'Hazardous' icy conditions cause car crashes, highway closure, and power outages