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Power outage East end St. Croix

lily1025
September 08, 2017 07:26PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 384

Does anyone have any information on the power outage by the fire station specifically in Cotton Valley and when power will be restored?We have been out since 6am on Wednesday!

Called WAPA....they said crews were out but we have yet to see a single crew as of now.[7:30pm]

Repeated calls to WAPA today were unsuccessful.

Any info would be appreciated!

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

SunnyCaribe
September 08, 2017 07:44PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 493

Um, it will take some time. The procedure is they check the main line (along the road) and disconnect all the communities, then energize the main line. While this is happening, other crews go into the communities to repair the damage. As each community is repaired, it is reconnected to the main line.

The crew was working along the road the morning after Irma, and they were making good time. Now we wait as crews repair communities along the way. There is some significant damage in Cotton Valley/Hope and Carton Hill.

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

singlefin
September 08, 2017 08:00PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 515

Power is up in parts of Cotton Valley.
There are lines down and a snapped pole on Cotton Valley Trail, just south of the firehouse. Low lines by the firehouse as well. I'm sure there's more further in toward Hope & Carlton.

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

Oldie1
September 08, 2017 08:24PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 191

Power is on in areas of East End--I saw 3 WAPA trucks at Ziggy's this afternoon. It will take time.; we've all been out since 6 am Wed.

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

Moinstx
September 08, 2017 10:45PM

Registered: 8 months ago
Posts: 11

There has been no power in Hermon Hill since dawn the day of Irma. I know each area is different in terms of who comes on next but.... we depend on a cistern for our water and have no means to run the pump. The rainwater we collected has been used. I know it has been coming on in other spots sporadically on St. Croix, to include Beeston Hill across the street, but I am wondering if any consideration/priority is made for the areas that don't have city water. It is a sanitary/ health issue when you have no water on top of power. Wapa after hours not answering.

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

Scubadoo
September 08, 2017 11:21PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,647

Folks with cisterns and no generator typically have a bucket and rope on hand for getting water out. I don't know about WAPA but power companies typically try to prioritize repairs that will get power back to the most people with each repair. The lines with the fewest people on them would be the last ones to get fixed.

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

quirion
September 09, 2017 01:53AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 387

Sign up for vitema updates. WAPA messages have been going there.
The vitema facebook page also contains the updates.
It's not a conspiracy. They are doing everything they can.
? Feeder 1A: 100%
? Feeder 2A: 63%
? Feeder 3A: 35%
? Feeder 4A: 82%
? Feeder 5A: 94%
? Feeder 6A: 37%
? Feeder 6B: 88%
? Feeder 8B: 49%
? Feeder 9B: 61%
? Feeder 10B:10%

If you don't know what feeder you are on:
[www.viwapa.vi]

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

Oldie1
September 09, 2017 06:39AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 191

How do you know if you are A or B on some of the split feeders?

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

speee1dy
September 09, 2017 09:07AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,217

they also probably have a huge chuck of the crews over on stt as they need the most help.

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

Scubadoo
September 09, 2017 10:00AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,647

WAPA web site says Residents on St. Croix are encouraged to report isolated service interruptions to 340-773-0150.

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

singlefin
September 09, 2017 02:33PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 515

Ziggys is back on WAPA now

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

singlefin
September 09, 2017 05:22PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 515

WAPA replaced the pole I described earlier and are currently transferring and repairing the lines.

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

watruw8ing4
September 09, 2017 07:38PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 849

We see more lights over on Seven Hills tonight. Progress.

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

AandA2VI
September 09, 2017 07:43PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 2,080

Dang! No power on 10B west since 2 am Tuesday morning. Huge shattered downed pole with lines blocking road on my hill. Called it in last two days. No hope for power for at least a week - likely two.

Feeling for my STT and STJ friends. Luckily all accounted for and ok but their videos are unbelieveable.

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

quirion
September 09, 2017 08:12PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 387

Quote
Oldie1
How do you know if you are A or B on some of the split feeders?

Click the link in my previous post.

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

LiquidFluoride
September 10, 2017 12:27AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 1,924

I haven't had power since tuesday at 11pm when my transformer blew (I knew I was screwed when that happened) this is in carlton by kmart west.

I guess I'll get it back sometime next week... luckily I have solar and a generator so I'm just paying a bit more but still have actual power (and finally internet as of today).

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

islandjoan
September 10, 2017 12:09PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,335

I am glad all your friends are accounted for.

I was thinking, this might be the one and only time you REALLY are glad to be on STX!


Quote
AandA2VI
Dang! No power on 10B west since 2 am Tuesday morning. Huge shattered downed pole with lines blocking road on my hill. Called it in last two days. No hope for power for at least a week - likely two.

Feeling for my STT and STJ friends. Luckily all accounted for and ok but their videos are unbelieveable.

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

Moinstx
September 10, 2017 11:37PM

Registered: 8 months ago
Posts: 11

Power is back in Hermon Hill. So grateful. Not so sure certain roads should be open on St. Croix. Just past Arawak Camp (the road you take to casino and Boy Scout Camp) there is a downed light pole with wires. Caution flags are tied to it, but that road is dark. Someone just crashed into tbe wires tonight. He's o.k. It comes up on you suddenly there. Be safe and take care driving, all....

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

Ca. Dreamers
September 11, 2017 07:58AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 344

We had our power restored in Rattan about 8:30 last night only to have the generator spring to life @ 3:30 this morning. Hope they come back for the fix soon, running low on propane.

CD

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

icechipmom
September 11, 2017 08:10AM

Registered: 2 months ago
Posts: 8

Still no power at Freedom City Surf Board and Grill. Heard there are only two linemen crews on island -

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

islandjoan
September 11, 2017 08:54AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,335

YES so very happy!!!!!


Quote
Moinstx
Power is back in Hermon Hill. So grateful. Not so sure certain roads should be open on St. Croix. Just past Arawak Camp (the road you take to casino and Boy Scout Camp) there is a downed light pole with wires. Caution flags are tied to it, but that road is dark. Someone just crashed into tbe wires tonight. He's o.k. It comes up on you suddenly there. Be safe and take care driving, all....

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

lily1025
September 12, 2017 07:59AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 384

Still out....as of 8am!

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

Ca. Dreamers
September 12, 2017 10:29AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 344

Consortium says......

WAPA has restored 100% of feeder 4A.

We are in Feeder 4A an are still on generator and waiting for refueling of Propane.

O' well (It's the Islands, mon)

CD

Post script.......

Just as I getting ready post this WAPA called me and informed me that we are on their schedule for today.

We shall see.........

CD

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

speee1dy
September 12, 2017 11:18AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,217

stx is almost there. .

Re: Power outage East end St. Croix

icechipmom
September 12, 2017 01:31PM

Registered: 2 months ago
Posts: 8

Still no power at Freedom City Surf Board and Grill , Estate La Grange, Power restored to Cottages by the Sea

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