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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of customers are without power as cold weather grips North Carolina.

Major utilities serving the state reported more than 40,000 customers were without electric service Tuesday.

Duke Energy reported more than 37,000 customers without service in western North Carolina. The utility had more than 2,400 customers without service in the area previously served by Progress Energy.

Dominion reported about 250 customers without service in northeastern North Carolina.

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