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Pee Dee Electric announces large power outage

ROCKINGHAM — More than 2,000 Pee Dee Electric customers are without power.

The regional power company announced around 5:20 p.m. that its North Rockingham substation was down, affecting 2,256 customers.

PDE’s real-time outage viewer was not working at 5:45 p.m. so the exact area of the outage is unknown.

Communications Specialist Megan Shaw said crews have been dispatched.

Debbie Knight with the Richmond County Board of Elections said that polling places have emergency kits with paper ballots for voters to fill out in the case of an outage.

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Duke Energy had an outage earlier in the day in East Rockingham, however, Knight said she isn’t aware of any polling locations affected by that outage.

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