Updated Schedule for Heavy Equipment moves
The second of three transformer moves to Bad Creek Hydroelectric Station, initially scheduled to start Tuesday, Jan. 30, will occur today, Jan. 31, between the hours of 9am and 6pm. The final equipment move is still tentatively scheduled to occur Feb. 6-7, between the hours of 9am and 6pm. On Jan. 16, Duke Energy began moving the first of three 700,000-pound transformers to the Bad Creek Hydroelectric Station. The transformers are being hauled by truck from West Union to Bad Creek in Salem. During these heavy equipment moves, traffic on highways 107 and 28 to Cashiers, N.C., will encounter lengthy delays. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes on the scheduled move dates. It could take approximately two days to move each transformer along the 30-mile route, which was chosen to avoid major roadways and cause the least impact to motorists and residents.