High Winds Cause Outages in Southcentral Alaska

Powerful winds left thousands of people in southcentral Alaska without electricity Monday after falling trees hit electrical lines.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- Powerful winds left thousands of people in southcentral Alaska without electricity Monday after falling trees hit electrical lines.

The National Weather Service says high winds overnight were caused by a front moving into the area. Meteorologist Tom Pepe says wind gusts were reported ranging between 78 mph and 106 mph.
Matanuska Electric Association spokesman Kevin Brown says about 16,000 customers were without power early Monday morning in communities including Eagle River, Wasilla and Palmer.
Brown says about one-third of those outages occurred in Palmer.
He says power was restored for most MEA customers by 8:30 a.m. Monday.
Chugach Electric Association spokesman Phil Steyer says up to 700 customers lost power, primarily in Anchorage's Hillside section and the Hope area. Power for most was restored as of late Monday morning.

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