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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — WFMY News 2's weather team has you covered on all things weather as strong winds and frigid temperatures pass through the Triad Friday.

Stay with WFMY News 2 for your latest weather updates and power outages. 

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  • ALAMANCE: 4,185
  • CASWELL: 325
  • DAVIDSON: 101
  • DAVIE: 49
  • FORSYTH: 1,448
  • GUILFORD: 3,135
  • RANDOLPH: 760
  • ROCKINGHAM: 1,048
  • STOKES: 1,953
  • SURRY: 587
  • WILKES: 1,444
  • YADKIN: 1,249

Statement from Duke Energy's Jeff Brooks: 

Right now, the winds are still coming through the Carolinas, so we do anticipate seeing outages accumulate throughout the day. We are working to restore power where we can, but when winds reach 30 miles per hour or more, we can't put our buckets in the air so that may slow some of the restorations until the winds fully exit the area. 

We are still doing everything we can at this point to restore power safely and quickly. Because the storm is impacting communities across the state, we are using our local crews and then we'll be shifting crews to the hardest hit areas once winds clear the local areas. 

We will evaluate our needs throughout the day and make a determination on what additional resources are needed. Fortunately, we're not seeing too many counties with large numbers of customers out at this point. Although that could change throughout the day. But there are lots of small outages as you would expect in a wind event. So that will be the more important number to look at throughout the day, I think. Number of outages and not as many numbers of customers affected.  

Fallen trees and powerlines reported:

  • Battleground Avenue Southbound just north of New Garden Road is down to one lane after power lines were down. The power is completely out. 
  • Southern Webbing Mill Road was closed between Helen Road and Alexandria Road due to trees and power lines down and it has since reopened.  Duke Power has been notified. 
  • North Church Road 
  • Cone Boulevard
  • Mount Hope Church Road 
  • Wendover Avenue near Bridford Parkway

Flight Tracker


Cancellations: 3

Delays: 2


Cancellations: 3

Delays: 3


UPDATED 11:40 a.m.: Greensboro Science Center will be open today. The aquarium and museum will be open. The zoo, SKYWILD, FLYWAY, the Rotary Club of Greensboro Carousel, and Winter Wonderlights will all remain closed.

December 24, 2022

7:19 p.m.-- According to Duke Energy spokesperson, Jeff Brooks, all customers who were affected by the temporary outages had their power restored at 5:45 p.m. The remaining customers [without power] are from the windstorm.

Brooks said most of those remaining power outages will be restored by Saturday night.

3:32 p.m.-- Almost the coldest day since 2015

2:00 p.m.-- Duke Energy addresses rolling blackouts decision:

12:30 p.m.-- Jeff Brooks, Duke Energy spokesperson said there will be no more rolling blackouts for Saturday:

10:32 a.m.-- Gov. Cooper releases a statement in reference to the power outages:

9:02 a.m.-- Duke Energy has rolling blackouts throughout NC  to protect the energy grid against longer, more widespread outages. 

December 23, 2022

6:18 p.m.-- Somewhere in Texas

A 12News viewer sent us these photos of a frozen fountain at The Crossing Apartments in Beaumont! 😱🧊 Stick with the...

Posted by 12NewsNow on Friday, December 23, 2022

5:31 p.m.-- Currently..

5:10 p.m.-- Update

4:26 p.m.-- Meanwhile, in a town near Buffalo, NY... is this the white Christmas all you North Carolinians are waiting for? 

This is video from a viewer in Cheektowaga. It was recorded at 11:30am today. Just listen to that wind!

Posted by WGRZ - Channel 2, Buffalo on Friday, December 23, 2022

4:18 p.m.-- Even the carwash brushes are frozen. 

Car wash brushes are freezing in Greensboro. Photo: Ben Bressler

Posted by Meteorologist Tim Buckley on Friday, December 23, 2022

1:36 p.m. - Christmas weekend forecast

11:30 a.m. - Crash on I-85 in Guilford County has cleared

11:50 a.m. - Coldest it has ever been since January 2018. 

11:26 a.m. - Wind chill numbers

11:09 a.m. - Guilford County has the largest number of power outages in the state. 

9:04 a.m. - Number of outages jump

8:32 a.m. - 90,000 without power across North Carolina 

8:30 a.m. - Wind chill advisories posted

7:54 a.m. - Rainbow spotted in Asheboro

7:35 a.m. - Temperature update

7:34 a.m. - Reports of sleet in Asheboro.

7:18 a.m. - Picture from Boone

6:51 a.m. - Power outages are starting to stack up fast across the state.

6:45 a.m. - Folks in the Lake Jeanette area in Greensboro

6:32 a.m. - Viewer submitted photo: Sleet in Greensboro

6:27 a.m. - Cold front pushing through the Triad

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