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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 and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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