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Friday’s winds slice electricity for about 1,000

More than 1,000 residents found themselves without power Friday night as severe thunderstorms swept through the county causing winds to knock down trees damaging power lines.

According to Mecklenburg Electric Vice President of Business Development Brian Mosier, 1,025 residents in Halifax County were without power at the peak of Friday night’s storm, but all had electricity restored by 5 p.m. Saturday.

 “It was due to wind and tree damage, and it took so long because we had a few broken poles throughout Halifax County,” said Mosier.

Emergency Services Coordinator Kirby Saunders confirmed Sunday afternoon that several trees were reported down as a result of  Friday’s storm.