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More than 60,000 still without power in NC

 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - More than 60,000 customers are without power a day after deadly tornadoes passed across North Carolina.

Progress Energy said more than 46,000 customers were without power Sunday evening, down from a peak of more than 220,000 during Saturday's storms. Duke Energy reported fewer than 300 without power down from 38,000 and North Carolina's electric cooperatives reported 15,000 still without power, down from 100,000.

Power had mostly been restored to South Carolina customers and the remaining outages were in North Carolina.

High winds and tornadoes knocked down trees and power lines across both states, but the bulk of the damage was in North Carolina.

Progress expects the majority of customers to have power by midnight Monday with some having to wait until Tuesday. Progress' repairs will affect some cooperative customers.

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