High winds cause power outages in Moore

Moore County experienced power outages across the county Thursday as former Hurricane Zeta moved across the state. A high wind warning was issued for Moore and surrounding counties Thursday morning until 7 p.m. The advisory said winds can be up to 20-30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

According to North Carolina Department of Public Safety,  2,122 Moore County residents were without power at noon.

Traffic lights that are nonoperational are treated as a 4-way stop.

North Carolina state law requires drivers to proceed through “the intersection as though such intersection is controlled by a stop sign on all approaches to the intersection.”

Since 10 a.m., Robbins Fire and Rescue, Highfalls Fire and Rescue and Carthage Fire and Rescue were dispatched to multiple calls for storm damage and power lines down, reporting 21 calls between the three departments as of 12:30 p.m.

The entire town of Robbins was without power in the morning along with several reports in Carthage and Highfalls.

Robbins and Carthage fire departments were dispatched to two separate incidents where power lines were down on tractor-trailers. No injuries were reported. 

First responders in the Southern end of the county also received several calls.

Feature photo: Traffic lights near the Quik Chek in Robbins without power Thursday morning.

Sandhills_Sentinel~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Curtis Self.

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