Authorities in North Carolina suspect vandalism may have been to blame for a Saturday night power outage that affected thousands of customers. Just after 7 o’clock in the evening, a widespread loss of electricity in various areas According to a Facebook post from the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, Saturday “is being investigated as a criminal incident.”
45,000 people had their electricity cut off on Saturday night in Moore County due to suspected intentional damage to electrical substations, which prompted police enforcement personnel to accompany employees assigned to perform repairs.
Authorities in North Carolina suspect vandalism may have been to blame for a Saturday night power outage that affected thousands of customers.
The Moore County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that a widespread power outage that began soon after 7 p.m. Saturday in numerous villages “is being investigated as a criminal act.”
Evidence that suggested deliberate damage had taken place at many locations was found as utility providers started responding to the various substations, according to the sheriff’s office.According to the sheriff’s office, Moore County officers and other law enforcement units arrived and are securing the impacted locations.
Duke Energy, a utility operator, said that almost 38,000 Moore County residents were without power, while Randolph Electric Membership Corporation estimated roughly 3,000 customers in the southern part of the county were also affected.
According to Jeff Brooks, a spokesman for Duke Energy, personnel at substations witnessed “several equipment failures,” and the power company was “investigating signs of suspected vandalism related to the outages,” according to WRAL.
According to Duke Energy, electricity should be restored on Sunday, although the wait may extend until 10 p.m. According to WRAL, Brooks promised to tell clients as soon as new information became available.