Portions of Kenai lost power around 6:20 Wednesday night. Homer Electrical Association Spokesperson Joe Gallagher said that 1, 947 meters were affected by the outage.
“It was related to a problem with an insulator, which is a piece of equipment on a power pole that is basically heat protection,” Gallagher said. “The insulator failed, and that’s what caused the outage.”
The failed insulator was located near Little Ski Mo’s Burger-N-Brew restaurant on the Kenai Spur Highway. “Our crews responded quickly, and we had the power back on in about an hour,” Gallagher said.
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