UPDATE: Power Back On For Jones-Onslow Electric Customers

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Jones-Onslow Electric says power is back on for about 2,800 customers after a planned power outage.

Jones-Onslow Electric started the outage at 10:00pm and it lasted about an hour.

Vice President of Energy Services Steve Goodson said on Thursday, crews discovered damage to an insulator at the bridge substation near the high rise bridge near Sneads Ferry possibly caused by Hurricane Irene. Goodson says the equipment needed to be replaced immediately to avoid a longer or more major outage later.

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Jones Onslow Electric says about 2800 customers will experience a planned outage starting at 10:00 p.m. Thursday lasting about an hour. Vice President of Energy Services Steve Goodson says crews discovered damage to an insulator at the bridge substation Thursday near the high rise bridge near Sneads Ferry possibly caused by Hurricane Irene. He says the equipment needs to be replaced immediately to avoid a longer or more major outage later.

We got a call from an employee of Rick's Restaurant in Sneads Ferry after the business received an automated phone call about the outage. They say they will have to close early along with several other businesses.

The outage will affect homes and businesses of the North Topsail Beach community located along New River Inlet Road from the high rise bridge to Ocean Bay Village and to the Surf City limits. On the mainland side it will affect homes and businesses from the intersection of NC Highway 172 and 210 south to the high rise bridge. Other primary roads impacted will be Turkey Point, Winery Road to Old Folkstone Road at Grant's Oyster House, and Mill Creek Road.

"There is no good time for a power outage, even a planned one. Thanks to our customers for their understanding and patience," said Goodson.


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