Power outage strikes Wrangell, Ketchikan, spares Petersburg


WRANGELL — A power outage left Ketchikan and Wrangell without power for about an hour Friday afternoon.

Lights and signs all along Front Street and throughout town abruptly shut off at about 4 pm. Power had been restored to most of the town by about 5 p.m. Lights remained on at businesses with back-up generators, most powered by either diesel fuel or propane. Petersburg reportedly suffered some temporary fluctuations about the same time, but never lost power entirely.

Some businesses, like radio station KSTK, Alaska Island Community Services, and City Market, switched over to back-up gene...

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