Powerline ‘booms’ expected Tuesday

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CAPON BRIDGE — Brace yourselves for more noise Tuesday (Feb. 5).

Dominion Power said Monday that subcontractors will be doing more of the construction work that creates sonic blasts Tuesday.

“We will be working there tomorrow and will be the source of some loud ‘boom’ sounds,” Le-Ha Anderson of Dominion Power emailed the Review.

The noise comes from a technique, called implosive splicing, that the power company uses to meld transmission lines together.

Dominion Power is rebuilding a high-energy transmission line from its Mount Storm power plant to the Doubs substation in Maryland. A 20-mile stretch of the work passes through southeastern Hampshire County.

The noises were first noticed more than a week ago, raising questions in Hampshire County and across the state line into Frederick County, Va.

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