Storm Team Reduces Outages Significantly; Final Work Under Way
EnergyUnited crews fuel up for the haul to Atlantic and Cedar Island in eastern Carteret County. That area sustained some of the worst damages from Hurricane Dorian.
CCEC and assisting storm crews have worked through the night, reducing Hurricane Dorian outages to around 1, 200 by EARLY Saturday morning.
All circuits are energized, with the exception of Atlantic and Cedar Island in eastern Carteret County. Those communities suffered some of the worst damages from the hurricane, but crews will be working those areas hard today.
At the peak of the storm on Friday, the co-op roughly 26,000 services without power. Some 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, have been on hand to tackle those outages.
“Last night and into the morning, line workers have been working street by street and house by house to get the lights on,” said CCEC Communications Director Lisa Galizia. “For those still without power, we ask that you give our crews a few more hours to get a better look at the damages by daylight before calling.”
“Hurricane Dorian was not as devastating to our system as Florence was last year, but where the outages did occur, our crews were faced with some tough and tedious repairs,” Galizia continued. “We really appreciate the patience and support of our co-op members.”
The cooperative can be reached at (252) 247-3107 or (800) 682-2217.