Post-Irma Transmission Line Repairs to Impact Boaters and Water Activity
Keys Energy Services will begin work on Thursday, Oct. 5, removing and replacing four transmission line poles and related power lines and hardware that were downed during Hurricane Irma. The poles are located behind Big Coppitt and Rockland keys, on the Gulf side, near the Toppino Bridge.
The work is scheduled to last an estimated two weeks and the immediate area will be closed to boaters and all water activity during that time.
Multiple barges, drilling equipment, boats transporting equipment and bucket trucks, and overhead line work will make the area dangerous. Boaters who access the Gulf under the Toppino Bridge are urged to stay clear of the area during the construction period. Those who plan to engage in water activities should consider temporarily relocating their boats until construction is complete.
There will be no interruption in electrical service during the scheduled repair work.
Keys Energy Set To Work on Post-Irma Street Light Repairs
With reconstruction on all affected electrical feeders 100 percent complete, Keys Energy Services will soon begin work on assessing the damage to street lights and making necessary repairs.
A nighttime field assessment will take place the week of Oct. 2 to determine the repairs that need to be made. Repairs and replacements will commence on Oct. 11 and will take two to four weeks, depending on the extent of the damage. KEYS will make repairing public right of way lights a priority.
If your neighbors have power and you do not, and you have not already reported the outage, call 305-295-1010.