Over 2,000 homes are without power on James Street in Carrboro, Duke Energy corporate communications intern Fletcher Dameron said Thursday afternoon.
A transmission crew is on the scene investigating the cause of the outage, which is currently unknown. The Duke Energy Carolinas control center told Dameron that the crew was testing a breaker and looking at underground lines.
The outage was first reported at 12:40 p.m. The estimated restoration time is 6:30 p.m. according to the Duke Energy outage map.
The Daily Tar Heel will update this article as more information becomes available.