RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Utility crews are working to restore service to thousands of North Carolinians who lost service after a line of thunderstorms swept across the state.
Duke Energy reported nearly 90,000 customers without service in western North Carolina early Friday. The biggest outages were in Forsyth and Rockingham counties.
More than 90,000 customers were without service in central North Carolina. Most of the outages were in Wake and Johnston counties.
Duke said at one time Thursday, about 350,000 customers lost service in North Carolina
Dominion Electric reported about 2,500 customers without service early Friday in the northeastern corner of the state.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for many North Carolina counties Thursday. Meteorologist  Ryan Ellis in Raleigh said most of the damage involved downed power lines and trees.