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External Banks control blackout repair course of events limited Before coming to The Pilot, Murphy spent 3½ years at the Daily Press in Newport News.
ReporterRyan Murphy, a native of Hampton Roads, writes about anything and everything the region can throw at him.
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Power Outage In North Carolina’s External Banks incessant
Power Outage In North Carolina’s Outer Banks ContinuesPower crews are working to restore electricity to the Outer Banks after a construction company accidentally severed two of three power transmission cables leading to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands.
ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:For tens of thousands of tourists on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, summer vacation is not going according to plan.
JASON DEBRUYN, BYLINE: Well, there’s a pretty high-profile bridge project here to connect two of the islands on the Outer Banks.
And they’ve already admitted fault, so they’re going to – you know, they’re going to pay for a lot of the damages.
SHAPIRO: So if people don’t mind going without power, they can at least get a beach to themselves.
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Power Outage In N.C.’s Outer Banks Could Take Weeks To FixEnlarge this image toggle caption C. Leinbach/AP C. Leinbach/APNorth Carolina’s Outer Banks has been without electricity for days – and that could last for weeks, according to estimates of how long it will take to repair transmission lines that were inadvertently severed by a bridge construction crew.
The accident has left thousands of residents without power and forced vacationers to depart.
On Monday, The News & Observer reported that a lawsuit had been filed against PCL Construction on behalf of the affected individuals and businesses.
Normally, he says there would be “cars backed up for miles, blanket to blanket on the beach.
The News & Observer writes:”CHEC crews are working toward two solutions for transmission restoration.