Power restored to Hatteras, Ocracoke Islands after widespread outage

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Posted at 10:47 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 22:47:10-05

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.

If you live on either island and your power didn't come back on, you are asked to call 866-511-9862.

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