McDowell ice storm causes power losses

MARION, N.C.  — Outages continue this evening to affect over 10,000  residents in the mountains and foothills of North Carolina after ice storms and other weather events downed trees and power lines.

Temperatures overnight are expected to approach freezing. Duke Energy intends on having power restored late this evening or early Sunday.

Check Duke Energy power outage information, including the estimated time of power restoration, here.