Goose disrupts power for 30,000 customers in Anchorage

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) A goose flew into a utility's electrical equipment in Anchorage, disrupting power for about 30,000 customers in south and east sections of the city.

The accident Thursday morning caused an electrical line that feeds seven other substations to de-energize, said Patti Bogan, a spokeswoman for Chugach Electric Association. The substations went off line shortly before 7:30 a.m.

The goose died in the mishap.

Chugach began restoring power at 8:08 a.m., according to Bogan. She said all customers had service by 8:27 a.m.

The incident was reported to wildlife officials.

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