Dothan Utilities Hurricane Michael - October 14, 2018 at 12:30 pmMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Oct 14 2018 3:12 PM
Work continues in the Garden District area. Six electric crews continue work with four mutual aid crews from Riviera, Opelika, Sheffield, and Cullman. Additional support continues providing essential tree cutting efforts by the Public Works Street Department, Dothan Utilities Water and Sewer crews, and Dothan Utilities contract tree cutting crews (Asplundh).
DU ELECTRIC CREW EFFORTS
Steve with Sheffield Crews:
08-25 Feeder hot and holding, continue work in 08-25 area along Choctaw, Park in
Garden District to pick-up taps (lines feeding off feeder).
08-27 – RCC outside, Kent Dr., Newton St., W. Main, and Pettus St. are next.
Micah with Opelika Crews:
Continue North Cherokee inside RCC.
Lance with Riviera Crews:
Completed work on West Main-working S. Roberta and S. Cherokee. Continue work
on 08-25 area taps.
Continued work in 08-25 area taps
Ø Complete work in S. Appletree, S. Lafayette, Washington, and S. St. Andrews areas.
Working S. Orange. Couple small areas.
Cullman Crew with Scott:
Ø Working several transformer replacements.
Ø Complete N. Cherokee outside Circle. Working Deer Valley. Going to Colony Trailer
Park and working small areas.
PUBLIC WORKS, DU CREWS AND ASPLUNDH (TREE-CUTTING EFFORTS)
Ø 08-27 NW outside RCC, Kent Dr., Pettus St-inside RCC-all crews worked and will
Ø Garden District area worked and will continue
Ø Miscellaneous tree areas worked and will continue
Service trucks continue to work on customer transformers, service taps, and service cuts in
smaller, individual areas in efforts to restore service with great effort and will continue.
Several areas we are scheduling to go work.
Charles Metzger, Public Works Director, reports:
“We are Down to about 3 traffic signals without power out of 135 citywide. Also all the
streets that we know about have been cleared and are passable. Please be aware that
homeowners and businesses will be putting debris out near the streets for weeks to come.
Slow down and watch for limbs and other debris in the roadway. Also, please watch for City
Crews cleaning up this debris. There will be large loaders and other equipment all over the
City out in the roadways. This cleanup will take several weeks to accomplish.