spade stops for a while, so repairs can be made. Photo: Paul
spade continued toward the new pit, but one major obstacle was left
in the way. A set of power lines crossed the spade path, but
luckily the generating station was offline for repairs.. This allowed
crews to simply drop the lines and allow the spade to pass. If the
generating station would have been working, bypasses would have been
needed and would have cost consol nearly half a million dollars more.
safely past the power lines, the spade was halted for repairs. This
allowed for some excellent viewing opportunity's. Though I wasn't
able to make in up, Paul Schmid, and a guy named "Jim" were
in the area and sent in pictures.
pictures were taken April 28th.