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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — At least 50,000 customers are without electric service in the Carolinas after storms swept across the area.

Duke Energy reported about 23,000 customers without service Monday. The biggest outage in North Carolina was in Forsyth County, where about 4,000 customers were without service. In South Carolina, about 2,000 customers were without service in Chester and Greenville counties.

South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. reported about 4,400 customers did not have service. The biggest outage was in Beaufort County, with about 2,300 without service.

Progress Energy reported about 19,000 customers without service. The biggest outage in North Carolina was in Craven County, without 4,600 customers. In South Carolina, about 6,000 customers were without power.

Dominion Electric reported about 3,500 customers without service. The largest outages were in Martin and Northampton counties.

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