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New power lines planned for NC’s Outer Banks

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KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. — A utility plans to start building new power lines along a highway in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Construction begins in Kill Devil Hills within a month but will be suspended before the summer so the work doesn’t interfere with tourism season.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., reports Tuesday that the town had challenged the work by Dominion North Carolina Power in court in September 2008. The town said Dominion’s plan to built 85-foot electric poles and lines along the U.S. 158 Bypass violated a town ordinance.

The town lost an appeal to the state Supreme Court last month. The nine-month project involves installation of 88 steel poles for high-voltage lines along seven miles of the bypass from Kitty Hawk to Nags Head.

Information from: The Virginian-Pilot

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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A utility plans to start building new power lines along a highway in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

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