Progress Steadily Continues on Both
Solutions – Update for Tuesday Afternoon
Per a Tuesday afternoon update from CHEC, progress is steadily moving
forward on the two solutions that are being implemented to address the
Overhead Solution: All of the transmission poles required for the
overhead solution have been set. The next steps will include connecting
the new overhead cables in two places – to the existing underground
lines just before the site of the damage and to the existing overhead
lines that run the length of Hatteras Island. This is a highly
technical and detailed process.
Underground Solution: The third damaged cable has been exposed. Crews
are installing additional well points to remove more water and making
other preparations to provide a safe environment for the splicing team
to make repairs. Splicing could begin as early as tomorrow morning.
Timeframe: The timeframe for either solution remains at 6-10 days from now.