CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WJZY) - A severe storm rolled through Charlotte and surrounding cities on Friday night that initially impacted 40,000 people across the area. Trees hit the ground, roads were blocked and power lines were knocked down.
On Sunday afternoon, 9,000 residents were still without power- two days since the storm occurred. Later Sunday night, the number dropped to 2,334 Duke Energy customers without power.
Utility crews worked through the night and are throughout the day Sunday to restore power as quickly as possible.
Duke Energy says crews are expected to restore all storm-related power outages by 11:45 p.m. on Monday.
To help those who have lost power, the American Red Cross has opened a daytime storm relief/cooling center between the hours of 12-7 at Northwest School of the Arts Gymnasium, 1415 Beatties Ford Road in north Charlotte.
Residents can access the school through the Charlotte Area Transit System, Route 7.
FOX 46 Charlotte will keep you updated on their progress.