Thank you to our technicians and power systems rental staff for working around the clock to assist the residents of Hatteras and Ocracoke islands in the Outer Banks after power to the islands was accidentally cut.
Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands went dark on Thursday when a construction company working on the new Bonner Bridge inadvertently drove a steel casing into an underground transmission line. Officials said about 9,000 customers are without power on the two islands — about 7,700 on Hatteras and another 1,300 on Ocracoke. All visitors were asked to evacuate the area. Gregory Poole Power Systems is glad to be able to provide some temporary power to assist the residents who remain on the island.