Winter weather delays work on Washington Island electric cable

By Terry Kovarik


Windy, wintry weather is delaying work on the final portion of the new Washington Island electrical power line. Cable for the final link between Washington Island, Plum Island and Northport was expected to be transported from Sturgeon Bay to Washington Island over the weekend. Washington Island Electric Cooperative Manager Robert Cornell says wind conditions have become too treacherous to sail.




Cornell says once the spools of cable can be safely shipped the next steps will involve connecting the cables to submerged conduits near Northport, at Plum Island and near Washington Island. He says that will take about two days to accomplish, depending on the weather.

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