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Power Restored At Carowinds, Park Opens

5:36 PM, Jul 5, 2013   |    comments
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Courtesy: Carowinds Facebook Page

Charlotte, NC -- Carowinds Amusement Park now has power.

They lost power for about six hours after a tree fell on a powerline around 8 am, according to a Carowinds spokesperson.

Duke Energy was sent to restore power.

Carowinds posted updates on their Facebook page and Twitter account, which they will continue to do, according to the spokesperson.

At 3 pm, Carowinds tweeted, "OPEN!!!! pic.twitter.com/3kzVseeDsC."

The amusement park will remain open Friday until 11 pm.

At 2:08 pm, Carowinds tweeted, "Power is on! Keep in mind we have to do our safety checks but we will open parking lot 2:45, and the park at 3!!!!! #woohoo"

Earlier Friday, they posted on their Facebook page: "Thank you everyone for your patience, please realize this was Mother Nature doing what she does."

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