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Report power outages to right agency, not 9-1-1

Write these down now, while you have power! If you are experiencing a true emergency, always call 9-1-1. If you see power lines down, you should always assume they are live and stay away from them and any wet ground near them. For power outages, do not call 911, call the...

Creepers cause of Monday outage

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Jeepers! Creepers, the growing kind, were to blame for the power outage that affected parts of town Monday. Power went out at around 11:15 a.m., affecting approximately 3,250 Wake Forest Power customers, shutting off traffic signals and darkening...

Stick cause of power outage

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A 2-to 3-foot-long stick was to blame for Friday’s mid-afternoon power outage in the town’s central business district. At about 2:40 p.m., a small branch fell off a tree on West Cedar Avenue and caught on a main power line, while also touching a lower...