TVA Issues River Traffic Caution on Cumberland River near Cordell Hull Dam
CARTHAGE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has issued a river traffic caution during work on the Cordell Hull-Baxter 161-kilovolt transmission line where it crosses the Cumberland River at Mile Marker 313, a half mile downstream of Cordell Hull Dam.
On Thursday, May 24, TVA transmission crews will be replacing a line over the river as part of a project to improve communications on the TVA transmission system and help ensure continued reliable power to the area. Work will be from 7 a.m. until the job is completed.
Watercraft operators should avoid the area or take extra precautions. Boaters should heed warnings of the safety patrol boats and other personnel that will be on patrol in the area. Marine channels 13, 16 and 81 will be monitored by the safety boats.
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