River Traffic Alert
TVA Issues Water Traffic Caution at Flint Creek
October 9, 2013
DECATUR, Ala. —The Tennessee Valley Authority has issued a water traffic caution during transmission line work next week across Flint Creek.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 21, TVA transmission line crews will be replacing the transmission conductor (wires) on the Decatur-Priceville-Pence Transmission Line. The project could take up to four days to complete, depending on weather.
All watercraft operators should take extra precautions during this time while traveling on Flint Creek, a tributary of the Tennessee River near Tennessee River Mile 308. Boaters should especially watch for and heed warnings from five security boats that will be on patrol in the area.
TVA will be removing the transmission conductor and replacing it with new, higher capacity conductor. The work is scheduled from 6 a.m.–5 p.m. CDT daily.
In addition, two lanes of Highway 67 will be closed Oct. 26 and 27. One northbound and one southbound lane will be closed while the conductor on the south side of the highway is replaced.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.
Mike Bradley, Chattanooga, 423-751-3118
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, 865-632-6000