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County lifting state of emergency Sunday

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Due to Hurricane Florence having minimal impact on Halifax County, three shelters have now closed.

The shelter at the Scotland Neck Senior Center will close Saturday, Deputy County Manager Dia Denton said in a statement.

Halifax County experienced minimal damage, including a few downed trees and brief power outages in various areas in the county.

A small limb fell on a power line outside the Historic Courthouse which caused most of Halifax to lose power at 9:30 a.m. for nearly four hours.

A state of emergency will remain in effect until 8 a.m. Sunday.

New Dixie Oil

Meanwhile, Scott Aman, president of New Dixie Oil, said in a regular update, “First and foremost may we all pause and pray for those more impacted than us further south and east of our areas.

“Additionally, I would like to applaud our dispatcher and driver team plus our retail management and staff team making all efforts to safely serve our communities and customers.”

Aman said based on the weather impacts “south of our area and terminal power issues off and on in Selma plus that causing longer lines for drivers waiting at terminals, we are having a difficult time catching up on all tank and location outages. We still have stores that are out of some products and or are running low.”

Aman said the New Dixie  dispatch and driver team is doing all possible while being safe. “We are focused on critical needs at this point while balancing our (truck/driver) resources as wisely as possible. This will continue in the days ahead and it will be a while before we return to normal supply at all retail sites. Again, safety is first and foremost.”

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