Broken pole knocks out power in Soldotna

  • Friday, October 2, 2015 7:10pm
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A fallen power line on the Kenai Spur Highway on Friday caused 1,215 Soldotna customers of the Homer Electric Association to lose power.

A broken pole caused a power line to fall at Mile 5 of the Kenai Spur Highway Friday afternoon around 3:44 p.m., according to HEA Communications Specialist Melissa Carlin. There was no traffic diversion on the Kenai Spur Highway.

“It was confirmed that there is a broken pole,” Carlin said. “The crews are on scene.”

Carlin said crews were still attempting to determine the cause and were attempting to restore power. The crews had restored power to about 1,015 customers by approximately 4:45 p.m. One section of Soldotna with approximately 200 customers, between Robin Dr. and Frontier Ave., remained without power.

This is the third outage in a week for HEA. Heavy snows knocked out power in Anchor Point on Sept. 30 and approximately 1,200 Nikiski homes lost power due to a fallen tree on a power line the same day. A small number of customers lost power in Homer on Sept. 25 due to an underground fault, according to an HEA press release.

 

Reach Elizabeth Earl at elizabeth.earl@peninsulaclarion.com

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