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FLORENCE, S.C. -

If winter storms are anything like football, then for power lineman Ronnie Knight, Wednesday is game day.

He says his favorite part about his job is "knowing that when people's light's go out, you're helping them get them back on."

Ronnie and other crews spent Monday and Tuesday preparing for the storm, stocking their trucks with all the equipment they might need to restore power in anticipation of any outages.

"There's gonna be a lot of outages, just get prepared," Ronnie says.

Officials at Duke Energy say customers should prepare for outages,

They say customers should have a battery powered radio ready on hand to be aware of what's happening outside. They caution people to not heat their home with a gas grill. They also want to remind customers to stay away from any fallen power lines. They say assume all power lines are live, and customers who experience a power outage should call duke to report it at 1-800-419-6356.

"Don't assume a neighbor calls. So if you do experience a power outage please call and report it because it does help us better deploy our resources," says Duke Energy government relations manager Mindy Taylor.

 As for how long it takes Duke to restore your energy, officials say just be patient. Lineman, like Ronnie, are working in hazardous conditions, making his job difficult.

"You have to slow everything down," he says. "Take your time, and pay attention to what you're doing."

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