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Duke Energy calling in crews from other states

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Duke Energy has called in crews from surrounding states to help in the event of power being lost in the area.

Crews from Florida, Ohio and Indiana are on their way to Greensboro where  they will be staged until being dispatched.

"It's the ice that brings down power lines. So, the more ice we have, the more power outages we could have," said Lisa Parrish with Duke Energy. "But, as I said, we have crews on their way to restore power from our other service areas. So, we're going to have a lot of support for our local teams here in Raleigh."

In the case of a power outage, Duke Energy Carolina customers are to call 1-800-POWER ON. Duke Energy customers are to call 1-800-419-6356.

Duke Energy encourages everyone to charge cell phones and have supplies ready to make it through a potential outage.

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