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Power outage scheduled Thursday afternoon for Hatteras Island

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative has announced that Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and Avon will have a brief outage Thursday afternoon.

The outage is scheduled for 3 p.m. and will last five minutes.

The outage is required to complete important maintenance to the transmission system, the cooperative reported.

If electricity does not return to a home or business, call 866-511-9862.