CCEC Hurricane Outages Almost All Restored
CCEC and assisting storm crews restored power after Hurricane Dorian to all but some 50 services by Saturday night.
CCEC and Blue Ridge Energy crews worked all day Saturday to repair damages in the eastern Carteret County communities of Cedar Island and Atlantic. Once Duke Energy restored transmission to the CCEC substation there, most of those co-op members saw the lights come on.
“We started with more than 26,000 outages some 36 hours ago, and to get where we are tonight is an indication of just how professional and persistent these line workers have been,” said CCEC Communications Director Lisa Galizia. “In fact, the whole storm team has been remarkable, from the people answering phones to those distributing materials, preparing and delivering food and managing lodging.”
Some of the line crews stopped work Saturday night for much-needed rest. The co-op anticipates being able to release at least one of the visiting co-op teams Sunday morning.
Elsewhere, CCEC crews and those from sister co-ops Rutherford EMC and EnergyUnited and the co-op’s contract crews from Volt Power have worked nearly around the clock to repair damages and get the lights back on.
“We are working the remaining scattered elsewhere across our system one by one,” Galizia said. “We want people to let us know if they are still without power.”
The cooperative can be reached at (252) 247-3107 or (800) 682-2217.