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Hurricane Dorian Outages Reduced by Half

The cooperative has reduced its Hurricane Dorian outages by half, but there is still a lot of work to be done to get all services back on.

Line crews from Blue Ridge Energy, Wake EMC and Energy United, as well as additional crews from contractor Volt Power and Temple's Tree Service, have joined CCEC crews and those from Rutherford EMC that staged at the co-op’s headquarters in Newport before the storm arrived.

“Boosting the restoration team has helped reduce outages from some 23,600 to around 10,500 currently,” said CCEC Communications Director Lisa Galizia. “Given the number of fallen trees, broken limbs and other damages our system sustained, these dedicated line workers are making great strides.”

CCEC members are asked to continue to be patient and to stay clear of any downed power lines and utility work zones.

Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative supplies power to 40,500 meters serving more than 32,500 members in Carteret, Craven, Jones and Onslow counties and is part of Touchstone Energy®, a nationwide family of co-ops exhibiting the core values of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.

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