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North Carolinians work to restore power following winter storm

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CHARLOTTE--The big dig out is underway in the northeast following this weekend's major winter storm.

Some areas saw several feet of snow leaving, many people stranded and even more left in the cold.

That's one of the biggest problems facing our friends in the northeast, the lack of power.

But help from North Carolina is already there and working on the problem.

A couple of hundred North Carolinians are working up north trying to help the hundreds of thousands of people without power.

North Carolina power crews are helping, as all of the snow just topped over power poles and lines.

At the height of the storm, 650,000 customers were without power.

As of Sunday afternoon, that number was cut if half.

In total, Duke Energy sent 700 independent contractors who work for the company up there late last week, including 230 from North Carolina.

They're working in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, two of the worst hit areas trying to restore power.

While they're stuck up north working in the snow, many northernors got stuck here in North Carolina.

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