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Power Outage In N.C.'s Outer Banks Could Take Weeks To Fix

The local utility says construction crews building a bridge across the Oregon Inlet cut three underground cables, leaving much of the vacation spot without electricity.

North Carolina's Outer Banks has been without electricity for days – and that could last for weeks, according to estimates of how long it will take to repair transmission lines that were inadvertently severed by a bridge construction crew.

PCL Construction, which is building a new span to across the

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