GENERIC - Power outage 1

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HENDERSON COUNTY, NC (FOX Carolina) A Saturday night winter storm left thousands in Western North Carolina without power in the late hours of the night, leading into morning. 

Duke Energy is reporting that more than 26,000 customers were without power at 2 p.m. Sunday. 

Henderson County has been greatly affected by the storm, seeing approximately 19,291 outages. That number seems to be growing as the day progresses. 

Crews are currently assessing the damage to the area- no restoration end time had been established as of 2:05 p.m.

Other counties in WNC were also hit. Transylvania County comes in as having the second most outages- 3,948 by 2:00 Sunday. Duke Energy is still assessing the damage to the area. 

Transylvania County has 3,159 people without power, while McDowell has about 941. Polk County has 434 and Haywood had 65. 

As far as the Upstate goes, Greenville and Spartanburg Counties were mildly affected. Greenville has 80 reported outages, and Spartanburg saw a big decrease from 669 to 2 in a little under anhour. 

Spartanburg is estimated to reach full restoration by 10 a.m. Sunday, while Greenville County residents will be waiting until around 1 p.m. the 13. 

You can check out where your county sits in the power outage game at Duke Energy's Current Outages page, here. 

Stay with FOX Carolina as we provide updates on power restoration throughout the day. 

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