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Re: WAPA progress on STX

singlefin
November 30, 2017 01:01PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 645

Big news out by Cotton Valley.

Three linemen trucks at work today. One up on the ridge over Sierra Verde way. One just south of the firehouse at the Cotton Valley Trail intersection, and another further south in the neighborhood at the lower portion of the valley.

I had to break out my binoculars to confirm.

Electricity is literally in the air!!!

Re: WAPA progress on STX

daveb722
November 30, 2017 05:01PM

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Posts: 472

Bucket truck was spotted going up towards villa madeleine smiling smiling

Re: WAPA progress on STX

TN_Travelers
November 30, 2017 05:06PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 62

They are putting in 4 new poles on Meggie Hill and then the line crew can start stringing wire. Hopefully, power sometime next week. thumbs up

Re: WAPA progress on STX

daveb722
November 30, 2017 05:12PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 472

My place is just past there, so I'm so hoping.... as we will be there in 3 weeks. I was told only 3 poles down between my place and Villa. so that should make quick work of things.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

TN_Travelers
November 30, 2017 05:16PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 62

For your sake I hope they continue up the hill.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

daveb722
November 30, 2017 05:22PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 472

I would thinks so, there's probably more residents past me than that stay at Villa at any given time. My tenant's friend talked to them and they alluded that they were continuing on.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

TN_Travelers
November 30, 2017 05:50PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 62

With the exception of Sept, Oct and first half of Nov, there are at least 40 people staying at VM every week. Dec - June, occupancy is around 100-120.

The owners that rent their units are going bonkers worried about their ability to get tenants into the units - started with Thanksgiving rentals and is getting worse the closer it comes to Christmas.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

Scubadoo
November 30, 2017 06:09PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,959

"On St. Croix, more than 100 customers were restored in William’s Delight, along with some customers to the east of Christiansted town, Barren Spot, Mary’s Fancy and Mars Hill. More than 80% of customers in Ginger Thomas are now restored, and approximately 90% of customers in Sion Farm. Several condo complexes on Feeder 6A as well as The Corner Pocket, Skyline Car Rental, and Sion Farm gas station have been restored.

On St. Croix, a partial road closure will be in effect on Thursday on the Island Center road (Route 79) westward to the intersection with Northside Road (Route 75). This roadway will experience a complete road closure on Saturday as crews work in the area.

facebook.com 11/29"

And now that we have power my BBVI is working again.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

daveb722
November 30, 2017 06:26PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 472

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TN_Travelers
With the exception of Sept, Oct and first half of Nov, there are at least 40 people staying at VM every week. Dec - June, occupancy is around 100-120.

The owners that rent their units are going bonkers worried about their ability to get tenants into the units - started with Thanksgiving rentals and is getting worse the closer it comes to Christmas.

Did not know that, thanks. I hardly ever see anyone go in or out of there.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

TN_Travelers
November 30, 2017 07:43PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 62

It is a quiet group.????. We actually have 8 units that are occupied full time and even during hurricane season, there are folks, both owners and renters, that like being there during those “quiet times”. Normally, we are there for 2-3 weeks during that period.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

daveb722
November 30, 2017 07:55PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 472

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TN_Travelers
It is a quiet group.????. We actually have 8 units that are occupied full time and even during hurricane season, there are folks, both owners and renters, that like being there during those “quiet times”. Normally, we are there for 2-3 weeks during that period.

We are going to be there in 3 weeks, are you?

Re: WAPA progress on STX

TN_Travelers
November 30, 2017 09:37PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 62

We arrive Christmas Day for 3 weeks.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

Scubadoo
November 30, 2017 11:00PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,959

"Additional manpower and shipments of materials and supplies are on island to augment WAPA’s restoration efforts in both districts.

On St. Croix, some customers in Hermon Hill, Sion Farm, Tan Tan Terrace, William’s Delight, Barren Spot, Mount Pleasant West and Ludvig Harrigan Court were restored, as well as the St. George Botanical Garden. Restoration work commenced in Judith’s Fancy and toward Mon Bijou. In Frederiksted, crews prepared 42 locations for replacement street lights to be installed. Crews will continue to work on replacement streetlights toward Hannah’s Rest, and from Mars Hill toward the east.

On St. Croix Friday, crews will work in Sion Farm, Estate Glynn, William’s Delight, Frederiksted, Mount Pleasant West and Barren Spot"

facebook.com 11/30

Re: WAPA progress on STX

Scubadoo
December 01, 2017 09:37PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,959

"On St. Croix, additional customers were restored in Herman Hill, which is now at 100%, in Catherine’s Rest, Tan Tan Terrace, Sion Farm, the western side of Mary’s Fancy, Barren Spot, Strawberry, William’s Delight, Mars Hill and Mount Pleasant. Over the weekend, crews will continue to plant poles in Calquahoun. Other crews will work from the intersection of Routes 75 and 79, up to Route 80 which will be closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday. Traffic flow may also be impacted on Midland Road from Glynn gas station to Frontline."

facebook.com 12/1

Re: WAPA progress on STX
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Bombi
December 02, 2017 09:12AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 2,104

STX east end per my observation.

The Reef Condo is energized

Yesterday a crew was erecting poles on Meggie Hill Road towards Villa Madeline.

Crews were working along 7 Flags Road toward Estate Teague Bay and Catherina's Hope.

Trying to stay in the NOW, soon come

optimist with low expectations on STX

Re: WAPA progress on STX

daveb722
December 02, 2017 10:38AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 472

Quote
Bombi
STX east end per my observation.

The Reef Condo is energized

Yesterday a crew was erecting poles on Meggie Hill Road towards Villa Madeline.

Crews were working along 7 Flags Road toward Estate Teague Bay and Catherina's Hope.

Trying to stay in the NOW, soon come

Thanks for the update, keep me posted as to what you see above the reef condos as that's where I will someday call home smiling

Re: WAPA progress on STX

Scubadoo
December 04, 2017 11:30PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,959

"More than 700 off-island linemen are in the territory assisting WAPA with the restoration of electric service, and by mid-December another 100 are expected. Over the weekend, and on Monday, some customers in the following areas were energized:

o On St. Croix: Catherine’s Rest, Campo Rico, South Slob, Southgate, Strawberry Hill, Lagoon Street, Hannah’s Rest, Humbug, Whim, William’s Delight, Mount Pleasant, Sion Farm and Peter’s Rest;

Crews will focus this week on reconstruction and restoration in the following areas:

On St. Croix: Strawberry, Barren Spot, Mount Washington, All For The Better, Catherine’s Rest, William’s Delight, Campo Rico, Calquahoun, Annaly Farms, Mount Welcome, Sandy Point, Green Cay, Estate Mahogany, Judith’s Fancy and Mon Bijou.

WAPA, along with its contractors, have begun to install streetlights along major highways and thoroughfares in the territory as those areas are being energized."

facebook.com 12/4

I noticed the street lights along the back way up to SIon Farm from Hwy 74 are all very bright LED lights. All new I assume.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/04/2017 11:32PM by Scubadoo.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

LiquidFluoride
December 05, 2017 10:05AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 1,940

I hang out in F'sted a lot, over heard a lineman last night say he "hadn't seen a power line since I dunno when, things are going slow as @#$%&".

sounds like there's some supply issues still.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

vicanuck
December 05, 2017 12:22PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,261

Quote
LiquidFluoride
I hang out in F'sted a lot, over heard a lineman last night say he "hadn't seen a power line since I dunno when, things are going slow as @#$%&".

sounds like there's some supply issues still.

Just today, I saw a crew remove a good, but old pole in front of a vacant lot and put it up down the street.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

Scubadoo
December 05, 2017 11:36PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,959

Well at least they haven't resorted to siphoning gas for the trucks.

"Reconstruction and restoration work continued across the territory on Tuesday.

On St. Croix, additional customers were restored in the vicinity of The Buccaneer and in Catherine’s Rest, Humbug, Mary’s Fancy, Whim, Campo Rico, Shoys, and Williams Delight where restoration is now 45% complete. Offices of the Departments of Human Services and Education were also reenergized. Additionally, crews carried out reconstruction work, planting poles, stringing lines and preparing circuits in Green Cay, Judith’s Fancy, Clifton Hill, Calquahoun, Queen’s Quarter, Concordia, Sandy Point and at the Container Port. The reinstallation of additional street lights was completed in the Hannah’s Rest area."

facebook.com 12/5

Re: WAPA progress on STX

Scubadoo
December 06, 2017 10:28PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,959

"With the territory-wide restoration of electric service now estimated at 48%, reconstruction and restoration continued Wednesday, interrupted at times, by inclement weather.

On St. Croix, some customers in the following areas were restored: Southgate, Tipperary, Sight, Union & Mount Washington, Catherine’s Rest, La Grange, White Lady, Barren Spot, Mary’s Fancy, Rattan, Sion Hill, Shoys, Mount Pleasant East and Hannah’s Rest.

Priority areas for restoration of service for the next five days include:

St. Croix: William’s Delight, Lorraine Village, Upper Love, Lower Love, Grove Place, Mt. Pleasant, Catherine’s Rest, Peter’s Rest, Anna’s Hope, Work and Rest, Humbug, Mount Welcome, Estate St. John, Judith’s Fancy, Mon Bijou, Calquahoun, Estate Glynn, Container Port, Little Fountain, La Vallee and the Rain Forest."

facebook.com 12/6

So it's been 78 days since Maria and were at 48% power restored and have another 42% to get done in 18 days before Christmas. Sure hope this process isn't linear.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

stxsailor
December 07, 2017 11:46AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 462

It's slightly possible to meet the deadline but no holding my breath. Remember for the first 30 days nothing was done.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

daveb722
December 07, 2017 02:58PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 472

They put poles up by my home behind the Reef condos and are stringing line as we speak. You do not see Catherines hope ever mentioned in the reports, but it is happening, so I wouldn't always go by what is posted. I'm hoping to have power by Saturday, if not early next week. That is what the linesman told my tenant last week anyways, and they are there now. smiling

Re: WAPA progress on STX

TN_Travelers
December 07, 2017 03:11PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 62

Sssshhhhhh - Don't let WAPA find out about this - they are supposed to be working at DIVI.

wink

Re: WAPA progress on STX

daveb722
December 07, 2017 03:32PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 472

Quote
TN_Travelers
Sssshhhhhh - Don't let WAPA find out about this - they are supposed to be working at DIVI.

wink

I mean I saw them at the divi.. smiling

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