Duke Substation arrives in Whiteville
Components for a Duke Energy substation arrived in Whiteville Tuesday afternoon. The utility’s main substation that powers the city is located near South Franklin Street and was flooded by waters from Soules Swamp. The new substation is expected to expedite the restoration of electricity for the Whiteville homes and businesses still without service. Construction of the station continued Wednesday and should be completed in the next day or so. Even when it is finished, other repairs will be needed before everyone’s service is restored.