North Carolina blackouts caused by shootings could last days


December 6, 2022

Karl B DeBlaker, Associated Press

Spokesperson for Duke Energy Corporation Jeff Brooks, center, speaks on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, at a news conference about an attack on critical infrastructure that has caused a power outage to many around Moore County at the Moore County Sheriff's Office in Carthage, N.C. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is at right and Secretary of N.C. Department of Public Safety Eddie M Buffaloe, stands at left.

CARTHAGE, N.C. - Tens of thousands of people braced Monday for days without electricity in a North Carolina county where authorities say two power substations were shot up by one or more people with apparent criminal intent.

Across Moore County, many businesses and restaurants displayed "Closed" signs in windows and had empty parking lots at a time of year when they are normally full of tourists and holiday shoppers. Others handed out free food or coffee, or were able to open by conducting transactions in cash.

The county, located about 60 miles (95 kilometers) southwest of the state capital of Raleigh, announced schools would be closed Tuesday for a second day.


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