Thousands Without Power After Plane Crash in North Carolina

At least 18,000 customers in Caldwell and Catawba counties in North Carolina are currently without power following a plane crash at Lake Hickory on Sunday morning. The crash occurred off 32nd Avenue Drive NW when the plane hit powerlines.

The exact number of people on board and the extent of injuries sustained in the crash have not been released at this time. However, the crash has resulted in widespread power outages in the area.

Duke Energy has reported that more than 17,200 customers in Catawba County and 944 customers in Caldwell County are affected by the power outage. Restoration of power is expected by 3:45 p.m. for Catawba County customers and by 5 p.m. for those in Caldwell County.

Emergency response crews from both Caldwell and Catawba counties have been dispatched to the scene to assess the situation and provide assistance. The authorities are working diligently to restore power and address any potential safety concerns.

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