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 service during this time. If you do, contact Utility Control at 252-636-4070.
Utility Control is staffed 24 hours a day and allows the city to dispatch crews immediately in the event of a power outage.