Charleston, Tenn. - The Tennessee Valley Authority has issued a river traffic caution during transmission line work on the Charleston-Athens 161-kilovolt transmission line where it crosses the Hiwassee River.
On Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 16-17, TVA transmission line construction crews will be installing a new transmission structure near the bank of the Hiwassee River near River Mile 17.6. Work is scheduled from 7 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST.
Watercraft operators should avoid the area or take extra precautions. Everyone in the area should heed warnings of the eight safety patrol boats and personnel that will be on patrol in the area. Marine channels 13, 16 and 81 will be monitored by the safety boats.