Powerline Right-of Way Clearing Resumes in South Nags Head
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111
Superintendent Mike Murray announced today that Dominion Power has informed the National Park Service of plans to resume clearing the right-of-way easement along the western side of the residential area in South Nags Head from Whalebone Junction to the BodieIsland maintenance offices. The following actions will occur:
Homeowners are reminded that the prior moratorium and any buffer zones are temporary in order to allow homeowners time to establish vegetative screening on their property. The NPS will continue the powerline maintenance cycle with Dominion in South Nags Head with the objective of removing all woody vegetation between the power line and the park boundary, which will likely occur in 2012.
Dominion staff will begin work starting the week of May 18th by flagging the work area and marking the selected canopy trees with florescent paint for removal. Actual clearing work will begin the following week after Memorial Day. Work will progress from south to north, in accordance with an earlier press release and is expected to take two weeks, depending on weather.
Did You Know?
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.