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Power Outage In South End Affects Nearly 7,000

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Duke Energy
The area in blue is the part of Charlotte affected by a power outage Thursday afternoon.

Duke Energy reported a widespread power outage encompassing most of South End and surrounding neighborhoods on Thursday afternoon.

Nearly 7,000 Duke Energy customers were without power from about 2:30 p.m. until about 6:15 p.m., the power company reported. The outage stretched from Frazier Park to the tip of the Sedgefield neighborhood.

The power company said the outage was caused by equipment going offline.

A spokesperson for the Charlotte Area Transit System said service along the Blue Line Light Rail was not interrupted.