UPDATE: Power restoration complete

Crews will try to fix feeder lines Monday

Power has been restored to all of Juneau after a pair of feeder lines failed Sunday evening, causing power outages on Douglas Island and in parts of downtown, an AEL&P spokeswoman said.

Alaska Electric Light & Power spokeswoman Debbie Ferreira said power is back on in nearly all of the affected areas. She said all power was restored by 8:10 p.m. The outage occurred at about 6:10 p.m., she said.

The lines are the West Juneau and Capital Avenue feeders. West Juneau runs across the Juneau-Douglas bridge and serves customers on Douglas Island, about 3,500 in all. The Capital Avenue line powers about 600 customers.

Ferreira said high wind speeds are believed to be the culprit, but that can’t be confirmed until crews make repairs. At 5:53 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service reported winds from the southeast at 31 mph, with gusts up to 45 mph.

AEL&P will wait until Monday to try to fix the affected feeder lines, since power can be provided to customers through rerouting, Ferreira said. The utility's diesel generators were not activated during the outage, she said.


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Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:42

Nobody injured in house fire downtown