HEA Press Release – December 26, 2012 – 11:00am

| December 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

by Joe Gallagher

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Homer Electric Association crews are heading to Seldovia this morning to patrol the power line and hopefully restore power to the 352 meters along Jakolof Bay Road to Big Tutka Bay.

The outage began on Monday morning, December 24th, after a heavy snowfall in the area damaged the power line.  HEA crews were unable to get to the area due to harsh weather conditions on Monday.  On Tuesday, Christmas Day, the crew was able to get to Seldovia and assess the situation.

At this point, it appears there is a problem on the line between Big Tutka Bay and Little Tutka Bay.  Due to the heavy snowfall, HEA cannot risk energizing the line between the Gerry Willard Generation Plant in Seldovia and Big Tutka Bay until it is certain the line is clear of all trees and other interference.  An unexpected fault would result in damage to the generation plant and create a widespread outage in the area.

Around the rest of the Kenai Peninsula, most of the outages that occurred on Christmas Day have been restored.  As of 11:00 am on Wednesday morning, HEA crews are working on a small outage in the North Fork area near Anchor Point and another small outage on Moose Range Drive in the Sterling area.

If you do not have power, please call HEA’s outage reporting hotline at 1-888-8OUTAGE (1-888-868-8243).

Please remember to always stay away from down power lines. The lines are extremely dangerous and getting too close to a line can cause serious injury or death.

For more information, please contact Joe Gallagher at 398-3478

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