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Archive for January, 2014

Water main breaks, boil water advisory in effect

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Due to a water main break near the intersection of S. 12th Street and Crocus Court, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is issuing, effective immediately, a precautionary boil water advisory for customers in portions of the Greenfield Lake area of Wilmington.

A 12-inch water main, approximately 60 years of old, broke earlier Tuesday night and CFPUA crews are conducting the repair, requiring water service to be affected to the addresses listed above.

This boil water advisory is being issued as a precaution because periods of low or no pressure increase the potential for the introduction of bacteria into the water system. CFPUA customers in the above described area should boil their water for one minute then allow it to cool prior to consumption or utilize another water source such as bottled water. Consumption includes drinking, brushing teeth, making ice, food preparation, fruit and vegetable washing and the preparation of baby formula. Customers do NOT need to boil water prior to using it for showering or bathing.

Because of the size of the area affected, CFPUA is utilizing the New Hanover County Emergency Notification System. This notice is being posted on the Web and customers can also call into CFPUA’s new Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Information Line at (910) 332-6500 for details.

The Boil Water Advisory shall be in effect until water quality testing has occurred and service has returned to normal, typically within 24 hours.

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Duke Energy prepares to help keep your power on

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

CHARLOTTE, NC (NEWS RELEASE)-– Duke Energy is bracing for a rare coastal ice storm that is forecast to hit eastern North Carolina and South Carolina Tuesday.

Duke Energy’s team of meteorologists continues to monitor the system. Line technicians, service crews and other personnel are available throughout the company’s service areas and are ready to respond to outages and emergencies, if they occur.

Also, the company is shifting an additional 300 responders from areas less likely to experience power outages to the coastal areas to assist with outage restoration.

“Storms are unpredictable. Until we are confident in the storm’s path and its impact to our customers, we will keep an appropriate number of resources in our communities throughout the Carolinas to assist with restoration efforts prior to moving them to other areas,” said Jeff Corbett, senior vice president of Duke Energy’s Carolinas Delivery Operations.
Duke Energy urges customers, especially those located in communities along the coast, to be prepared:

Check your supply of flashlights, batteries, bottled water, non-perishable foods, medicines, etc.

Ensure a portable, battery-operated radio, TV or NOAA weather radio is on hand.

Do not attempt to heat your home with a gas grill or by bringing a generator inside. Only operate such equipment outdoors in well-ventilated areas. Follow manufacturer instructions.

Check on family members, friends and neighbors who have special medical needs or who are elderly to ensure they have necessary emergency supplies. Encourage them to determine now what action they would take in the event of an extended power outage.

Customers who experience an outage should call Duke Energy’s automated outage-reporting systems for their respective utility:

Duke Energy Carolinas: 1(800)-POWERON
Duke Energy Progress: 1(800) 419-6356

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Ice accumulations starting to add up, snow expected late tonight

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for southeastern NC through Wednesday morning. Since late afternoon, sleet has been falling across most of our viewing area. Here is a quick weather update for the rest of the night/morning:

Now – 10 PM:  Moderate/heavy sleet likely. Additional ice accumulation of .25 to .5 inches possible

10 PM – Midnight:   Snow begins to mix with sleet in inland counties

1 AM – 4 AM:  Moderate/heavy snow possible for inland counties

4 AM – 8 AM:  Moderate/heavy snow likely in all counties

9 AM – 11 AM: Light snow showers ending

NOTE- The snow/sleet forecast map pictured here shows the forecasted storm totals. Totals in the southern counties will be a mix of sleet/snow. Totals in the northern counties will reflect more snow accumulation.

Stay with WWAY and the StormTrack 3 Weather Team for continuing developments as the system approaches. Follow updates via Facebook and Twitter or download our StormTrack 3 mobile app to keep up on the go.

Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson

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Police say man ran gang hang out

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Jamal Burton is being held in the New Hanover County jail in lieu of a $162,000 bond

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News & Notes – District honor band; Sail and Power Squadron; summer camps sought

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Thirty-seven New Hanover County band students were recently selected for Eastern District Honor Band.

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