Just to follow up with last Thursday’s pandemonium . . . Town Manager Cliff Ogburn confirmed that a lightning strike “in the area” likely caused the main water line break near 132-134 Ocean Boulevard at the pedestrian crosswalk.
According to the Dare County Water Dept., Mr. Ogburn said, the 10-foot split in the pipe that broke (above) was the type of break that a lightning strike causes. It was not the result of a direct lightning hit. Most likely, the impact of the strike on the water in the pipe caused the break.
We thank Mr. Ogburn for keeping people informed after business hours Thursday about the progress of the repairs to the road and its reopening and for immediately responding to us about the cause of the damage and sending a photograph
LOWER YOUR SPEED
No doubt you have read elsewhere about the speed limit on U.S. 158 in Currituck County, from the Wright Memorial Bridge to the H2OBX Water Park, being reduced from 55 mph to 45 mph starting some time this week.
The N.C. Dept. of Transportation announced the speed limit reduction on July 21, explaining that more than 150 crashes, involving four fatalities, have occurred on this 3.4-mile stretch of highway during the past five years.
TIME OFF . . . COUNCIL MEETING
The Beacon is taking a vacation this week and will return in early August.
The next Town Council meeting will be Tues., Aug. 2, at 5:30 p.m. in the Pitts Center. The Town always posts the Council’s meeting agenda and agenda packet on its website the Thursday before each meeting.
Stay safe and cool, everyone.
THE SOUTHERN SHORES BEACON
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Enjoy time off- I appreciate your keeping SS residents informed
Thank you. Much appreciated.