"As a precautionary measure and in consideration of our cast and crew, One Tree Hill production has shut down for today and tomorrow due to Hurricane Irene. We will continue to monitor the situation over the next few days," a rep for the show told EW.
OTH star Austin Nichols tweeted multiple times on the storm. On Friday, he said, "Shutting down production tomorrow. Can't wait to dance with this large woman called Irene." And then on Saturday: "Good Morning Everyone. Just gonna grab a quick shower and some coffee before I head out to go looting. #HurricaneIrene," and "Irene couldn't blow out my birthday candles."
Irene hit North Carolina Saturday morning, leaving almost 200,000 homes (many in the Wilmington area) without electricity, according to the Associated Press.