Power outage affects 200 customers in Back Loop Road area

A power outage affected about 200 customers in the Back Loop Road area early Wednesday morning.

Alaska Electric Light & Power Spokeswoman Gayle Wood said the outage started around 5:30 a.m. and was caused by Department of Transportation snow-removal equipment that hit a cable and telephone pole that crossed Back Loop Road, bringing down the pole.

She said power for about half of the customers was restored by 6:30 a.m. yet that power was cut off again for nine minutes while repairs were made to another feeder.

Power to all customers was officially restored at 7:35 a.m. However, there were six houses affected for three or four hours while additional temporary repairs were made.

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

 

More

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:15

The local food movement is young

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:14

The Canvas to host annual fundraising dinner Jan. 27

The Canvas Community Art Studio &Gallery is holding its annual fundraising dinner on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 6-9 p.m.

Read more
Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:42

Nobody injured in house fire downtown