Power Outage http://wunc.org en Ice Storm Could Rival 2002 Storm Outages http://wunc.org/post/ice-storm-could-rival-2002-storm-outages <p></p><p>Forecasters say a serious ice storm is headed our way.</p><p></p><p>National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Moneypenny says conditions could be similar to those of a 2002 ice storm that caused long power-outages across the state.</p><p></p><p>Ice increases the risk of branches snapping power lines, and of motorists sliding off the road into utility poles.</p><p></p><p>Moneypenney says parts of the Piedmont could receive up to five inches of snow. It will fall on ground that's already frozen, and the air isn't likely to warm up until the weekend.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:45:57 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 30446 at http://wunc.org Ice Storm Could Rival 2002 Storm Outages Power Out For Thousands As North Carolina Cleans Up From Storms http://wunc.org/post/power-out-thousands-north-carolina-cleans-storms <p>Power was still out Friday morning for hundreds of thousands of people in North Carolina after severe storms.&nbsp;</p><p>A fast-moving system swept across the state Thursday, knocking down trees and power lines.&nbsp; Duke Energy Progress says nearly 60,000 people were without power Friday morning in Wake County.&nbsp; Meteorologist Phil Badgett says damage reports came in quickly Thursday night. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:03:34 +0000 Will Michaels 17223 at http://wunc.org Power Out For Thousands As North Carolina Cleans Up From Storms