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Arthur dents N.C., zaps power

Weaker, hurricane climbs East Coast, pours on its beaches

Posted: July 5, 2014 at 3 a.m.

Nags Head police block the traffic leading to Manteo, N.C. as emergency high clearance vehicle passes through the roadway and wind from the Hurricane Arthur pushes the sound water in south of Nags Head, N.C., Friday, July 4, 2014. Arthur struck North Carolina as a Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph late Thursday, taking about five hours to move across the far eastern part of the state. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Hyunsoo Leo Kim)

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. -- Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power Friday in a swipe at North Carolina's Outer Banks, then caused lousy Fourth of July beach weather in the Northeast as it veered out to sea.

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A map showing Hurricane Arthur's path.

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