Crews Working into the Night on Hurricane Dorian Repairs
The cooperative continues to make headway in power restoration efforts, with outages falling below the 9,000 mark at 8 p.m. Friday.
The remaining outages are scattered across the distribution system with the exception of services in eastern Carteret County, where the co-op is waiting for Duke Energy to make repairs to the transmission line that feeds the Otway substation.
“Crews are working in eastern communities to make repairs in advance of the transmission being restored. This helps ensure power comes back on quickly for as many co-op members as possible once transmission service returns,” said CCEC Communications Director Lisa Galizia. “We know it has been a long day without electricity for many, but the line crews and tree crews are working as hard as they can to get the lights on safely. For those still waiting, we thank you for your continued patience.”
CCEC has been assisted in the restoration effort by close to 90 line workers and support personnel from Blue Ridge Energy, Wake EMC and EnergyUnited, as well as contract crews from Volt Power and Temple Tree Service.
CCEC members are asked to continue to be patient in light of the extensive damage and to stay clear of any downed power lines,” Galizia said. “We also ask that everyone, particularly motorists to be alert for utility vehicles and crews.”