(EXPJCO): As of 4:50PM Duke Energy Representative notified us that over 2,000 customers in Benson and over 1,100 in Harnett County and surrounding areas are without power due to equipment failure on their end.

The current estimated time for repair is 7:00 PM.

UPDATE: As of 6:15 PM Duke Energy notified us that the cause of the outage is die to damage of their equipment. The updated time for estimated repair is by 11:59 PM.