MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WNCT) — An issue with a Duke Energy transmission line had nearly 20,000 without power at one point in parts of Carteret County Saturday night.

In a post on the Carteret-Craven Electric Co-op Facebook page, officials said the transmission line impacted was along Bogue Banks. Carteret-Craven Electric Co-op, which serves 52,938, had 9,495 customers without power around 9:44 p.m. Duke Energy, which serves 26,599 people, had 9,665 without power as of 9:40 p.m., according to

At 9:20 p.m. CCEC officials said power was restored in Morehead City. On the CCEC website at 9:50 p.m., there were 4,100 people in the Emerald Isle area without power and 3,700 without power in the Salter Path area.

The Facebook post stated, “We are working to determine the cause of an outage impacting members in Morehead City, Pine Knoll Shores, Salter Path and parts of Emerald Isle.”

Just after 10 p.m., the CCEC Facebook page posted this update, indicating full power restoration would not be complete until after midnight.

“There is a broken insulator on the transmission line along Bogue Banks. Additional equipment is being brought to the scene to complete the repair. Restoration is expected to take 4 hours.”

Real-time information on power restoration can be found at the CCEC website, the Duke Energy website and at