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Scubadoo
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Anyone see any signs of power restoration progress on STX lately? They seemed to be reporting steady progress up until midle of last week. Last week they claimed crews continued work on a double circuit for Feeders 6A and 6B from the Richmond Power Plant toward Club St. Croix and 5 pts with a goal of having power restored up to 5 pts by the weekend but I guess that didn't happen. Oh boy, that's about a half mile depending on where the lines are run. They originally said they only needed to plant 7 poles for that work. They also claimed crews completed the planting of replacement poles up to the Hannah’s Rest intersection. They were off Friday afternoon for the funeral of the lineman who died on STT. Supposedly a lot of material was shipped to STX after Irma that's probably left them short on STX, at least initially.

They reported two weeks ago on bringing 240 linemen from 4 mainland utility companies and equipment into the territory to split among islands implying they were to start arriving by now and into the middle of the month. Last week they said they held a planning meeting with officials of one company map out the work for their crews due to arrive mid-month.

WAPA hasn't really reported on their progress on completing the damage assessment much less published the recovery plan/schedule they promised.

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Funeral and a holiday weekend. There should be updated on Tuesday.

And it's Five Corners not 5pts

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Scubadoo
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And it's Five Corners not 5pts

I abbreviated.

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I've seen a lot of poles replaced in F'sted and down center line.

mostly I see debris removal crews but I've seen some electrical work as well.

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Posted on Facebook last night:

"• Restoration and reconstruction work continued in both districts on Monday. The focus remains on reconstructing the backbone of the electrical system. The primary electrical circuits that are not currently energized must be reconstructed prior to service restoration to commercial or residential customers.
• On St. Croix, following last week’s installation of new utility poles from the Richmond power plant to Five Corners, crews continued stringing new primary lines along the path of Feeder 6A. On Monday, two additional buildings at the JFK housing community were energized and almost a dozen street lights were energized from the power plant to the LBJ housing community."

I did read earlier that linemen were going to be coming in over time in groups, as the supplies (poles and such) became available. No sense having workmen here with no supplies. Mapp said about 2 weeks ago that supplies had been ordered for STX. Took a few weeks for the bulk of Irma stuff to come in for STT/STJ.

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