1,100 homes south of Kenai still without power

Homer Electric Association crews restored power at 7 p.m.to nearly half of the 2,400 HEA-metered homes that lost power Saturday.

A “problem” with the Kasilof substation, located at the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Kalifornsky Beach Road, caused the outage, HEA Spokesperson Joe Gallagher said.

The exact cause is still unknown. Gallagher said HEA crews are currently investigating the substation.

The 1,100 homes still without power are from about 10 miles north of Ninilchick to the K-Beach Road and Sterling Highway intersection.

The full outage that started at 3:55 p.m. affected homes from about 10 miles north of Ninilchick up the Sterling Highway to the Skyview High School, and homes along K-Beach Road from Kasilof to Bridge Access Road in Kenai.

 

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