Duke Energy crews are in the New Bern area to repair infrastructure that was damaged in December causing a widespread power outage. A Duke Energy contractor was performing vegetation management services on Dec. 19 when a transmission line was severed leaving City of New Bern customers without power for about seven hours.  A temporary fix restored power until permanent repairs could be made. Duke Energy started making permanent repairs to the system on Monday  The work is scheduled to be complete on by the end of February. City of New Bern electric customers are not expected to experience any power outages or fluctuations in serviceRead More →

Update: According to Alderman Sabrina Bengel, “Getting ready to come hot with the repaired line but we may still have to work through some issues as a result of this outage. “Main reason is it is cold … because of that people’s water heaters and heat strips tend to kick on once power is restored so we have to slowly energize feeders. “Thank you for your patience. “Also please note that there was a rumor on facebook that the power outage was due to a substation exploding and would be days to repair… this is NOT TRUE. “Thankful for our City workers out there.” Update:Read More →