A downed tree has blocked Malcolm Boulevard in Rutherford College.

Reports of power outages are coming in from across Burke County.

The city of Morganton said in a Facebook post that 775 customers were without power at around 6:10 p.m., with no known cause or estimate for power restoration.

In eastern Burke County, Duke Energy’s outage map showed 399 outages in Rutherford College and 21 outages between Drexel and Valdese at around 6:20 p.m., with about 200 outages reported between Rhodhiss and Long View.  

For Duke Energy customers, estimated restoration times ranged from 9:15-11 p.m., according to the outage map.

In Rutherford College, a downed tree has blocked Malcolm Boulevard between the animal hospital and Liberty Street.

More information will be published as it becomes available.

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