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No outage in Dayton, crews headed to Georgia

October 10, 2018

Earlier this week, Entergy had announced a planned outage in the Dayton area to replace a utility pole, but those plans have been temporarily put on hold while crews head to Georgia to assist with Hurricane Michael.

The pole, located at the corner of East Clayton and North Winfree streets in Dayton, was to be replaced between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 because of damage that occurred when an automobile hit it.

The outage would have affected about 300 customers while crews safely did the work.

Customers were going to be called in advance notifying them of the outage until Michael.

“We are going to wait to do this while we help those affected by the hurricane,” said Kacee Kirschvink, spokesperson for Entergy Texas.

Entergy Texas, Inc. is sending 100 employees and contractors to assist with Hurricane Michael response. These folks represent all Entergy Texas networks, covering 27 Texas counties. In addition to crews, they are bringing with them bucket trucks, diggers and service trucks

This emergency response is part of a mutual assistance network where utilities help one another during major storms or other disasters.

The crews left Tuesday afternoon and drove to Hammond, Louisiana. They got up on Wednesday morning and then traveled to Macon, Georgia, where they will be ready to assist Georgia Power and other utilities, as needed, to restore power to the communities affected by the hurricane.

Kirschvink said she didn’t know when the scheduled power outage would occur but would notify the public again when crews return home and ready to get back to work on the project.

As of Tuesday, the Liberty County News Advocate received more than 11,000 views and close to 200 shares on the notice.

dtaylor@hcnonline.com

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