OUTER BANKS, N.C. - Power has been restored to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands after a widespread outage left residents in the dark Thursday night.
Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative reported the outage around 8:19 p.m. About 45 minutes later, the company said the outage was due to a fault on the transmission system between Avon and Buxton.
Crews were able to secure the broken ground wire that cause the outage and restored power to both islands around 9:30 p.m.
Crews were able to secure the broken ground wire that caused tonight’s outage and restore power to all of Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island. Here’s a shot of Mark McCracken in the bucket making the repair! If your power did not come back on, please call 866-511-9862. pic.twitter.com/qBqKEDFbfZ— Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (@CHEMC09) November 13, 2020
If you live on either island and your power didn't come back on, you are asked to call 866-511-9862.