Scheduled Hope power outage cancelled

Next week’s scheduled power outage in and around Hope has been cancelled.

Duke Energy officials had planned two overnight outages for the area in order to rebuild a transmission line. The first outage began on the evening of June 11th and lasted approximately seven hours as crews de-energized the power line. The second outage was set for the evening of July 2nd.

Duke officials say they’ve evaluated the work already done and determined their crews can safely complete construction without de-energizing the line again.