Duke Energy is reporting thousands of customers are without power Thursday evening.
According to the Duke Energy power outage map, just over 9,000 customers in the Upstate alone are without power at this time. Hundreds more are without power in western North Carolina.
The estimated times of restoration vary from location to location, as well as the specific causes of the power outages. Severe storms passing through Thursday have contributed to the reported outages.
We will send updates when more information is available from Duke Energy.