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28th-Jun-2006 01:22 pm - Mystery Solved ( or not)
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Part of power outage mystery is solved

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP, 6/28/2006) - Chugach Electric officials have figured out the place of Sunday's large power outage, but not the cause.

Chugach spokesman Phil Steyer says a string of porcelain insulators shattered near the Fort Richardson exit off the Glenn Highway.

Tens of thousands of customers lost power on Sunday.

While the utility does not know what shattered the insulators, it could have been a lightning strike, even though no lightning was reported in the Anchorage area at the time.

The broken equipment will be sent to a national testing laboratory for analysis.

(Anchorage Daily News)
28th-Jun-2006 01:22 pm - Mystery Solved ( or not)
aerianya: (Default)
Part of power outage mystery is solved

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP, 6/28/2006) - Chugach Electric officials have figured out the place of Sunday's large power outage, but not the cause.

Chugach spokesman Phil Steyer says a string of porcelain insulators shattered near the Fort Richardson exit off the Glenn Highway.

Tens of thousands of customers lost power on Sunday.

While the utility does not know what shattered the insulators, it could have been a lightning strike, even though no lightning was reported in the Anchorage area at the time.

The broken equipment will be sent to a national testing laboratory for analysis.

(Anchorage Daily News)
26th-Jun-2006 09:29 am - Black Out
aerianya: (Alaska Flag  Licenced Not for sharing)
Well, I guess here you couldn't call it a blackout because it wasn't dark.Our power was off for about 2 hours.No car crashes at the intersection(that was a nice change).The radio reports said a car hit a pole but most of SouthCentral Ak lost power.Now they don't know why.Hm*.News report below for anyone interested in what's going on in the land of the midnight sun.*(heh I almost typed sin)
Just a topper to all the other drama here yesterday.

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/7902851p-7796465c.htm

Edit: They have now decided it was probably a lightning strike...
26th-Jun-2006 09:29 am - Black Out
aerianya: (Alaska Flag  Licenced Not for sharing)
Well, I guess here you couldn't call it a blackout because it wasn't dark.Our power was off for about 2 hours.No car crashes at the intersection(that was a nice change).The radio reports said a car hit a pole but most of SouthCentral Ak lost power.Now they don't know why.Hm*.News report below for anyone interested in what's going on in the land of the midnight sun.*(heh I almost typed sin)
Just a topper to all the other drama here yesterday.

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/7902851p-7796465c.htm

Edit: They have now decided it was probably a lightning strike...
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