Updated 8:20 p.m.

Power to all JOEMC customers is operational as of 7 p.m., according to JOEMC VP of Energy Services Steve Goodson.

"Right now we're in good shape," Goodson said.

Around midday, there were scattered power outages throughout Onslow, reaching a peak of 250 outages, according to Goodson, with 175-200 outages concentrated around Rhodestown Road between Jacksonville and Richlands.

A tree had fallen on a powerline near the bridge over the New River. Goodson said it took a team a couple of hours to restore power.

JOEMC and Duke Energy are in contact and will continue communicating about outages.


Original story

Power outages are being reported across Onslow County.

As of 5:40 p.m., there are 2,850 Duke Energy customers in Onslow County without power as Hurricane Dorian continues its crawl towards Eastern North Carolina.

The bulk of that total comes from Belgrade-Swansboro Road where 2,485 customers are without power. There are 348 customers on Old Towne Pointe Boulecard without power, eight on Branch Drive in Jacksonville, five customers between Hubert and Swansboro and others are scattered.

Only two of the 62,341 Jones-Onslow EMC customers are without power, one in Richlands and one in between Holly Ridge and North Topsail Beach.