Equipment transport could cause short-term power outages Oct. 19-25
PENSACOLA, Florida – Gulf Power will assist in the transport of a large piece of equipment from the Port of Pensacola to Brewton, Alabama Oct. 19-25 that could cause short-term power outages for customers along the proposed route.
A local transport company will begin moving a large generator slated for delivery to the Georgia Pacific paper mill Monday, Oct. 19. Because of the size of the generator, power lines and traffic lights will need to be temporarily taken down to allow the transport truck to pass.
The first transport of the equipment is expected to take four nights from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. each night. A second piece of equipment leaves the Port on Friday, Oct. 23, and will use the same route through Sunday night, Oct. 25, from 10 p.m. until 10 a.m.
More than 400 obstructions are expected along the route, including overhead power lines, traffic signals, low-hanging trees, signs, etc. A convoy of power, telephone, cable, city, county and state bucket trucks, and work crews will accompany the convoy along with private and state police escort vehicles.
Customers along the route could experience temporary power outages up to two hours as the convoy passes as well as intermittent traffic delays and road closures.
“Outages for customers will last only as long as it takes to remove the line and re-install it as soon as the truck passes,” said Rick DelaHaya, Gulf Power spokesperson. “We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate our customers patience as we assist the transport company.”
The details of the route are below:
1. Barracks Street North (starting at the Port of Pensacola)
2. Bay Front Parkway East
3. Ninth Avenue North
4. SR289 North
5. Olive Road East
6. Scenic Highway North
7. Davis Highway / U.S. 90 West
8. U.S. 29 North
9. U.S. 31 North
10. Georgia Pacific (Brewton, Alabama)
Customers with questions about the temporary power outages can contact a Gulf Power service representative at 1-800-225-5797.
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