More than 20,000 Orange County customers are without power on Friday due to damage from the remnants of Hurricane Michael.
Duke Energy is reporting more than 10,000 customers are without power in Orange County as of 12:45 p.m. Friday. Piedmont Electric is reporting nearly 12,000 Orange County customers without power.
There have been numerous reports of downed trees and power lines due to heavy rain and high winds from the remnants of Hurricane Michael. The storm made landfall at the Florida panhandle as a major Category 4 hurricane before churning through states across the southeast.
The storm prompted schools across central North Carolina to close on Thursday and most districts are closed once again Friday.
There are no estimations from Duke Energy or Piedmont Electric as to when power will be restored.
Large tree down in front of the Carolina Inn / Photo via Blake Hodge