TVA Issues River Traffic Caution at Guntersville Lake
August 9, 2013
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. The Tennessee Valley Authority has issued a river traffic caution during transmission line work next week at the B. B. Comer Bridge across Guntersville Lake.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 12, TVA transmission line construction crews will be removing a retired transmission line from the bridge that serves state Highway 35 near Scottsboro.
All vessels should take extra precaution between Tennessee River miles 385-386. Boaters should also watch for and heed warnings from the five security boats that will be on patrol in the area.
TVA will be removing both transmission wire and steel transmission structures during the project. Work is scheduled from 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT daily and could take up to six days to complete, depending on weather.
The road crossing the bridge also will be closed to automobile traffic until the transmission line work is completed. Motorists should seek alternate routes.
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