Outgage area

Duke Energy map shows area of Wilkesboros with power outage Thursday afternoon.

The U.S. 421 West retail area of Wilkesboro other areas of both Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro lost electricity for about 45 minutes Thursday afternoon.

Duke Energy spokesman Meghan Miles said the outage resulted from an equipment failure. Power was restored by about 4:15 p.m.

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