UPDATED w/photos: Damaged power line cause of outage in Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores

The damaged line was near the U.S. 158/Eckner Street intersection. [photo courtesy Gw Meadows]

Just over 2,600 customers of Dominion Power in Kitty Hawk and Southern Shores lost power Thursday morning due to a damaged power line.

According to Dominion, the outage was down to 1,562 customers at 11 a.m. Crews were working in the area of the U.S. 158 and Eckner Street intersection. They expect to have the lights back on by 3 p.m.

Just before 12 p.m., the number of customers impacted had dropped to 1,116. What caused the damage has not been reported, although an eyewitness said it appears a transformer was also damaged.

The outside, northbound lane of the Bypass and Eckner Street between the Beach Road and U.S. 158 are closed to traffic where the repairs were taking place.

Crews working at Eckner Street. [Gw Meadows photo]

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