Planned Power Outage For Piney Green

About 3,000 people in the Piney Green area of Jacksonville may want to have extra blankets handy tonight. Their electric provider is turning off the power for five hours overnight.

Jones-Onslow EMC says 3,000 people in the Piney Green area of Jacksonville will lose power from 11 p.m. Thursday until 4 a.m. Friday.

Crews need to replace a broken primary distribution pole. People from Piney Green Road to Halltown Road will lose power,
Including Waters Road, Grants Creek Road and Old Thirty Road. Also affected by the outage will be Montclair, Birchwood, Aragona Village, White Oak Estates, and Highland Forest subdivisions as well as Webb Apartments.

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  • by Larry Location: Kinston on Dec 9, 2011 at 04:44 AM
    anymous - So what's the point whether it's day or night as far as the oxygen concentrator is concerned? Isn't it off just as much in the daytime as it would be at night? ugghhhhh I too am on oxygen - that's why we have the backup tanks. ugghhhh
  • by Amy Location: Pitt County on Dec 9, 2011 at 12:07 AM
    I think it would have been more convenient in the daytime. Temps would be higher, children would be at school (unless the school was also affected), and people could go to a mall, a restaurant, or a library for that time period.
  • by Charlene Location: White Oak Estates on Dec 8, 2011 at 01:06 PM
    I appreciate them letting us know! People are less inconvenienced by doing repairs at night. Most of us won't even know it happened! Add an extra blanket! Actually I haven't even turned by heat on yet.
  • by steve Location: Aragona village on Dec 8, 2011 at 11:10 AM
    Could they have not done this today during the middle of the day when temps were at least reasonable? No that would to much sense. Why does it have to be done at those hours can someone please give me a good answer there has to be one, oh I know over time/after hours they get paid more oh how convenient.
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      by Kim on Dec 8, 2011 at 06:21 PM in reply to steve
      Steve- They do it in the middle of the night in order to NOT inconvience people. Though, I guess they would rather be outside in the cold temperature working all night instead of staying home with their families UNDER A COMFORTABLE BLANKET...or an extra layer of PJs; simple solutions to a brief ~4 hour time of no electricity. I couldn't imagine how people would complain if the power was off in the middle of the day while they were sitting hope watching their afternoon shows! Thanks to the guys that are out their working tonight! Be safe!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 8, 2011 at 10:38 AM
    I bet the guys making repairs would much rather be at home with their families. They are making these repairs to keep something worse from happening, I would think if it broke outage time would be much longer. My Hats off to those guys they do a heck of a job.. I bet it wont be off 2 hrs.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 8, 2011 at 04:36 AM
    Guess it is better for them to make the repairs than have it go down for much longer when people have not prepared for it.
  • by Anonymous Location: Piney Green on Dec 8, 2011 at 03:45 AM
    Could they have not planned better? Are they giving credits for customers who are staying at hotels rather than freezing with children in their homes? This is ridiculous.
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      by Larry on Dec 8, 2011 at 05:48 AM in reply to Anonymous
      Being just a wee bit dramatic, aren't you? With lows only predicted to be in the 30's this short outage would hardly create life & death freezing conditions for anybody.
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        by Anonymous on Dec 8, 2011 at 08:25 AM in reply to Larry
        That depends on the insulation of said home, and the health conditions of the residents in it. It could be serious for some people.
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          by anymous on Dec 8, 2011 at 10:52 AM in reply to
          this is great my sister whom is on oxygen thank fully we have a 24 hour tank ugghhhhhhhh

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