There will be a scheduled power interruption on Thursday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 18, as the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. will be replacing some power poles.
The power outage on Thursday will occur from 5am to 10am, affecting Chalan Laulau. Water service will not be affected. One power pole will be replaced.
On Saturday, the power outage will occur from 5am to 10am affecting As Lito. This will also affect water service to As Lito, Tottotville, South San Vicente, Upper Dandan, and Naftan. Three power poles will be replaced.
The purpose of the power interruptions is to de-energize utility lines and allow CUC linemen the ability to conduct maintenance of the power distribution system through the replacement of wooden poles with concrete poles at certain locations of the power grid. The scheduled power interruption is a continuation of CUC’s ongoing Hazard Mitigation Project that focuses on strengthening and hardening CUC’s power distribution system through the replacement of 787 wooden poles with concrete poles. Of the 787 wooden poles to be replaced, 755 pole replacements have been made by CUC and its contractor.
Because of the scale of work that will be performed, CUC asks travelers to take alternate routes or to exercise caution when driving through the working area. For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center (664-4282) or monitor our Facebook page for the latest updates (https://www.facebook.com/CommonwealthUtilitiesCorporation/). (CUC)