HURRICANE RESTORATION UPDATE
Approximately 570 customers were re-energized in both districts Thursday as reconstruction and restoration work continued.
On St. Croix, additional customers were restored in areas including: St. John, Grove Place, Calquahoun, Plessen, Upper Love, Anna’s Hope, Judith’s Fancy, Mon Bijou, Whim, Diamond, Carlton, William’s Delight, St. Georges, La Grange, Cottage, Peter’s Rest and Airport Road.
On St. Thomas, some customers were restored in St. Peter, Crown Bay, Mandahl, Lytton’s Fancy and Peterborg.
On St. John, service was restored to customers in Chocolate Hole, Gifft Hill, Catherineberg, Bordeaux, Hard Labor and Freeman’s Ground.
Reconstruction and restoration work will continue at these locations on Friday and through the weekend:
On St. Croix: All for the Better, Anna’s Hope, Barren Spot, Bethlehem/Middle Works, Calquahoun, Carlton, Catherine’s Rest, Concordia, Glynn, Golden Rock, Grove Place, Judith’s Fancy, La Grande Princesse, Lorraine Village, Mon Bijou, Mount Pleasant, Mutual Homes, Paradise, Peter’s Rest, Plessen, Smithfield, St. John, Tipperary, Two Brothers, Two Williams, Union and Mount Washington, Upper Bethlehem, Upper Love, Whim, William’s Delight and Work & Rest.
On St. John: Adrian, Bethany, Beverhoutberg, Calabash Boom, Carolina, Chocolate Hole, Contant, Enighed, Gifft and Regenback, Gluksberg, Grunwald, North Shore Road, Pastory, Rendezvous and Ditleff, and Southside Road.
On St. Thomas: Anna’s Retreat, Anna’s Retreat West, Atlantic Road, Bakkero, Blackbeard’s Hill, Blackbeard’s Castle, Bolongo, Bonne Resolution, Bovoni, Douglas Street, Hope, Pearl, Estate Thomas, Flag Hill, Fortuna, Frenchman’s Bay, Frydendahl, Frydenhoj, Great Bay, Hidden Valley, Hospital Ground, Lerkenlund, Lindbergh Bay, Lytton’s Fancy, Magens Bay Road, Mandahl, Mariendahl, Nazareth, Norre Gade, Nye Gade, Peterborg, Red Hook Road, Rhymer Highway/ Donoe, Skyline Drive, Smith Bay, Solberg, Sub Base, Taarneberg, Tabor and Harmony, Tutu, Tutu High Rise 1 and Wintberg.
In addition to the priority restoration areas, crews may also work in the following areas on Tuesday:
St. Thomas: Brass View, Hawk Hill, Crown Bay (access road from Subbase to Cancryn Cricket Field)
St. John: Bordeaux, Catherineberg and Zootenvaal.
St. Croix: Work & Rest, Slob, Cane, Constitution Hill and Castle Coakley.
The WAPA Customer Service office on St. John will operate on a limited schedule until further notice. The office will open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Due to Internet connectivity challenges, limited service will be available at this location. Only checks, certified checks and money orders will be accepted as a form of payment. Cash and credit card payments will not be accepted until further notice. Customers must provide account numbers in order to process all transactions.
- Reconstruction, restoration and hurricane debris removal crews are staged across the islands. Motorists are asked to exercise caution when driving through the work areas and to heed the directions of flaggers and VIPD officers who are assisting with traffic control.
- Residents are reminded of the need to shut off standby generators when line crews are in your neighborhood restoring electrical service. A standby generator has the potential to back feed electricity to the grid which poses a severe safety risk to restoration crews.
POTABLE WATER SYSTEM
There are six days of emergency water storage on St. John, eight days on St. Thomas, and five days on St. Croix.
Emergency Call Centers operate 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
St. Thomas-St. John District, 774-1424; St. Croix District, 773-0150
WAPA telephone contact: St. Thomas-St. John District, 774-3552; St. Croix district, 773-2250
Customer Service Offices operate Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sunny Isle on St. Croix and at Port of Sale Mall on St. Thomas
WAPA website: www.viwapavi / Facebook: Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority.