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Lawsuits filed over N.C. power outage that ruined vacations

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/01/17, 12:29 pm

A construction company blamed for a crippling power outage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks faces lawsuits from businesses that are suffering during peak tourist season. PCL Construction damaged three electric cables Thursday while working on a replacement bridge over the Oregon Inlet. All power to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands went out, causing authorities to evacuate about 50,000 tourists. ABC 11 in Raleigh, N.C., reported it could be another six to 10 days before the power is restored.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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