Power and communication line construction

September 13, 2017 - 6:58 pm
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — The last of the late-summer tourists were gone Wednesday from the U.S. Virgin Islands, ferried away from the wreckage of Hurricane Irma in cruise ships bound for Puerto Rico and Miami. Most part-time residents — and anyone else who didn't have to stay — had...
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A view of a boats washed ashore at Watson Island in the Hurricane Irma aftermath on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 in Miami. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
September 12, 2017 - 1:09 am
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to help with search-and-rescue operations in Florida on Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation. "I just hope everyone survived," Gov. Rick Scott said. He said...
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August 16, 2017 - 2:59 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri utility regulators on Wednesday rejected a proposed high-voltage power line to carry wind power across the Midwest to eastern states, delivering a significant setback to developers of one of the nation's longest transmission lines. The decision marked the second...
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A roadblock is set up at the north end of the Bonner Bridge on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, on Hatteras Island, N.C. The outage caused by a construction accident forced an estimated 50,000 visitors to leave Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, and others never made it to the popular vacation spots because of evacuation orders that are still in place. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 5:39 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a power outage affecting two North Carolina islands on the Outer Banks (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Power has been restored to two North Carolina islands that were hit by a weeklong outage that drove away thousands of visitors. Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative...
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July 31, 2017 - 12:14 pm
RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to restore electricity to a portion of North Carolina's Outer Banks evacuated of tourists after a construction accident cut power lines (all times local): Noon Electricity crews on North Carolina's Outer Banks are working to find and install enough...
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Aaron Howe cooks in the dark kitchen at the Island Convenience Store in Rodanthe on Hatteras Island, N.C., on Friday, July 28, 2017. An estimated 10,000 tourists face a noon deadline Friday for evacuating the island on North Carolina's Outer Banks after a construction company caused a power outage, leaving people searching for a place to eat, stay cool or to resume interrupted vacations. Howe says it is the only place in town to get a meal. (Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
July 29, 2017 - 8:12 pm
A "steady stream" of tourists left a North Carolina island Saturday under evacuation orders prompted by a widespread power outage, wiping out a significant chunk of the lucrative summer months for local businesses. It could take days or weeks to repair an underground transmission line damaged early...
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Aaron Howe cooks in the dark kitchen at the Island Convenience Store in Rodanthe on Hatteras Island, N.C., on Friday, July 28, 2017. An estimated 10,000 tourists face a noon deadline Friday for evacuating the island on North Carolina's Outer Banks after a construction company caused a power outage, leaving people searching for a place to eat, stay cool or to resume interrupted vacations. Howe says it is the only place in town to get a meal. (Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
July 29, 2017 - 6:14 pm
A "steady stream" of tourists left a North Carolina island Saturday under evacuation orders prompted by a widespread power outage, wiping out a significant chunk of the lucrative summer months for local businesses. It could take days or weeks to repair an underground transmission line damaged early...
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Andrew Kaczmarski, left, and brother Ed Kaczmarski said they were doing fine during the power outage on Hatteras Island on Friday, July 28, 2017. They had 18 people staying in a house. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
July 28, 2017 - 9:40 pm
A man-made power outage — not an approaching hurricane — forced 10,000 tourists to flee two North Carolina islands and turned summer vacation into a messy nightmare for many. Cars lined up Friday to get on ferries, the only way off Ocracoke Island, after a mandatory evacuation order was announced...
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Ice is displayed at the Variety Store on Thursday, July 27, 2017, on Ocracoke Island on North Carolina's Outer Banks. An estimated 10,000 tourists were ordered Thursday to evacuate the island after a construction company caused a power outage, leaving people stranded without air conditioning or places to eat. (C. Leinbach/Ocracoke Observer via AP)
July 28, 2017 - 8:14 am
BUXTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on power loss on two North Carolina islands (all times local): 8:15 a.m. A state of emergency has been issued for two islands on North Carolina's Outer Banks after a construction company cut an electrical line. Gov. Roy Cooper signed the declaration for Hatteras and...
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This May 2016 photo provided by Matt Tarr shows a prairie warbler in southeastern New Hampshire. Scientists will be banding scores of song birds in 2017 like the prairie warbler to better understand how they are using forests in New Hampshire and Maine that have been changed either by transmission lines or logging. (Matt Tarr via AP)
May 21, 2017 - 8:33 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Transmission lines may be eyesores for most people but for songbirds, the forest around them might just be critical habitat. A team of researchers want to see if these birds are populating land cleared along the route of a powerline — as well as areas that have been recently...
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