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Power is slowly returning to Bladen County on Monday as utility workers from as far away as Texas have arrived to help begin the process of repairing downed lines and replacing broken poles.

Four County Electric reported on their website on Monday, September 17, 2018, that an estimated 5,085 Bladen County customers or 47 percent of their customers remain without power.

Duke Energy is reporting more than 1,400 customers in Bladen County remain without power. According to the Duke Energy website, crews are now assessing the damage to their equipment. Duke Energy crews have begun making repairs as they announced an estimated 435,000 customers remain without power in North Carolina due Hurricane Florence.

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