Power outage hits Soldotna, Sterling

Posted: Friday, October 01, 2004

Power went out for about 3,300 Homer Electric Association customers from Soldotna to Sterling on Thursday afternoon when an electricity transmission line came apart and fell into the Moose River near the Sterling Highway.

Customers from the Soldotna substation east of the Birch Ridge Golf Course through Sterling were affected, according to HEA spokesperson Joe Gallagher.

For an undetermined reason the span of wire came apart, knocking out power at 3:40 p.m.

An HEA crew responded to repair the line and power was restored from the substation to the Sterling truck scales by 4:35, Gallagher said.

Power was restored to the rest of the area by 4:54 p.m.

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