Service outages

A roadblock is set up at the north end of the Bonner Bridge on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, on Hatteras Island, N.C. The outage caused by a construction accident forced an estimated 50,000 visitors to leave Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, and others never made it to the popular vacation spots because of evacuation orders that are still in place. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 4:51 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a power outage affecting two North Carolina islands on the Outer Banks (all times local): 4:45 p.m. North Carolina officials say power will be restored to Hatteras Island on Friday, a week after it was hit by a massive outage and thousands of people were ordered...
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August 03, 2017 - 10:47 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Vacationers turned away by an island power outage say they've gotten few answers about whether they'll get back money they spent on canceled or interrupted trips. The outage caused by a construction accident forced an estimated 50,000 visitors to leave Hatteras and Ocracoke...
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August 01, 2017 - 9:26 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a power outage to two Outer Banks islands (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Officials say they now hope to restore power fully to North Carolina's Outer Banks by Monday. Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative said Tuesday that crews have finished putting up poles and are...
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August 01, 2017 - 11:49 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawsuits are pending against a construction company blamed for a power outage on North Carolina's Outer Banks, forcing visitors off the beaches and leaving tourist-dependent businesses without income. At least three lawsuits filed this week seek compensation from PCL...
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July 31, 2017 - 12:14 pm
RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to restore electricity to a portion of North Carolina's Outer Banks evacuated of tourists after a construction accident cut power lines (all times local): Noon Electricity crews on North Carolina's Outer Banks are working to find and install enough...
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July 30, 2017 - 10:48 am
BUXTON, N.C. (AP) — Construction crews building a new bridge damaged all three transmission cables that provide electricity to two North Carolina islands where tourists were ordered to leave because of a lack of power. The Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative says in a news release that tests...
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Aaron Howe cooks in the dark kitchen at the Island Convenience Store in Rodanthe on Hatteras Island, N.C., on Friday, July 28, 2017. An estimated 10,000 tourists face a noon deadline Friday for evacuating the island on North Carolina's Outer Banks after a construction company caused a power outage, leaving people searching for a place to eat, stay cool or to resume interrupted vacations. Howe says it is the only place in town to get a meal. (Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
July 29, 2017 - 8:12 pm
A "steady stream" of tourists left a North Carolina island Saturday under evacuation orders prompted by a widespread power outage, wiping out a significant chunk of the lucrative summer months for local businesses. It could take days or weeks to repair an underground transmission line damaged early...
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Andrew Kaczmarski, left, and brother Ed Kaczmarski said they were doing fine during the power outage on Hatteras Island on Friday, July 28, 2017. They had 18 people staying in a house. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
July 28, 2017 - 9:40 pm
A man-made power outage — not an approaching hurricane — forced 10,000 tourists to flee two North Carolina islands and turned summer vacation into a messy nightmare for many. Cars lined up Friday to get on ferries, the only way off Ocracoke Island, after a mandatory evacuation order was announced...
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Ice is displayed at the Variety Store on Thursday, July 27, 2017, on Ocracoke Island on North Carolina's Outer Banks. An estimated 10,000 tourists were ordered Thursday to evacuate the island after a construction company caused a power outage, leaving people stranded without air conditioning or places to eat. (C. Leinbach/Ocracoke Observer via AP)
July 28, 2017 - 9:00 pm
A man-made power outage — not an approaching hurricane — forced 10,000 tourists to flee two North Carolina islands and turned summer vacation into a messy nightmare for many. Cars lined up Friday to get on ferries, the only way off Ocracoke Island, after a mandatory evacuation order was announced...
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Aaron Howe cooks in the dark kitchen at the Island Convenience Store in Rodanthe on Hatteras Island, N.C., on Friday, July 28, 2017. An estimated 10,000 tourists face a noon deadline Friday for evacuating the island on North Carolina's Outer Banks after a construction company caused a power outage, leaving people searching for a place to eat, stay cool or to resume interrupted vacations. Howe says it is the only place in town to get a meal. (Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
July 28, 2017 - 10:14 am
Thousands of tourists who spent the winter dreaming of summer vacation on the Outer Banks now face an abrupt end to their trip and what could be a chaotic ride back to the mainland after a construction company cut an electrical wire, causing a power outage. Officials, concerned about people's...
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