DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Transmission power has been restored for Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, according to the Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative.
The island has been without power for a week after a construction company, PCL Construction, cut underground transmission cable on the Bonner Bridge. A mandatory evacuation order was issued for visitors on both Ocracoke and Hatteras islands. Thousands of tourists were forced to evacuate in the wake of the outages.
The cooperative says crews have completed the work to build a new, overhead transmission line as a means of repair. The new line is near Oregon Inlet and the cable has been energized. All seven villages on Hatteras have been removed from generator power and are now receiving power from the cooperative’s transmission lines.