Southern Hatteras Island, Ocracoke on generator power Monday during CHEC maintenance work

Crews working in April 2019 on the transmission lines at the new Rodanthe Bridge on Pea Island. [Cape Hatteras Electric Co-operative photo]

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative has scheduled maintenance work for Monday that will affect power to southern Hatteras Island and Ocracoke.

Following an outage at 7:30 a.m. lasting about five minutes, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras and Ocracoke will be powered by diesel generators while a new circuit breaker is installed in Buxton.

The co-op routinely schedules work of this nature when power demand on the islands is at its lowest, but they ask that customers try to conserve electricity while the grid is on generators as a precaution.

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