Hatteras, Ocracoke on generator power Thursday for line switch at Jug Handle Bridge

The new bridge into Rodanthe will bypass the troublesome S-Turns and Mirlo Beach areas. [NCDOT webcam]

Hatteras and Ocracoke islands will be on generator power Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., as crews switch over power to the new lines bypassing the Jug Handle Bridge northern construction zone.

A 30-minute outage in Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and Avon will take place at 8 a.m. Thursday, and then for five minutes at 2 p.m. to allow for switchovers.

Everyone on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands are asked to conserve electricity while the generators are being used.

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