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Thousands of Duke Energy customers without power as rain continues Tuesday

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BUNCOMBE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Thousands of Duke Energy customers were without power in the Carolinas Tuesday morning after a day of heavy rain and winds.

Many of the outages were caused by trees and limbs falling onto and damaging Duke's lines and equipment, officials said.

According to Duke's online outage map, Duke was working to restore more than 3,000 outages in North Carolina and 1,000 in South Carolina as of 6 a.m.

Overnight, crews restored power to more than 2,000 customers in Buncombe County. By 6 a.m., Duke was only reporting 23 outages there.

In the Upstate, 311 people were without power in Greenville County and 479 in Spartanburg County as of 6 a.m.

The Greenville County outages were primarily in an area along US 25 north of Travelers Rest.

The largest pocket of Spartanburg County outages was in the Duncan Park community, where 364 customers were without power as of 6 a.m.

Duke Energy hopes to have the Upstate outages restored by 10 a.m.

Rain and flood concerns will continue through Tuesday.

Click here to see the full forecast.

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