Power crews from as far away as Michigan are arriving at Lowe¿s Motor Speedway to assist Duke Power in repairing lines downed by Wednesday night¿s ice storm. As of Friday morning, more than 228,000 people in Charlotte were still without electricity.

Duke Power is using parking lots S and T, located across highway 29 from Charlotte Motor Speedway, as its staging area. As crews arrive from across the country, they check-in with Duke Power officials who then dispatch them to problem sites across the area.