Three cities go dark in early morning power outage

The cities of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan all suffered a power outage in the early morning of July 4. Rod Rhoades, light and power

director for Wrangell, said that the outage hit Wrangell at 3:05 a.m., but started in Ketchikan.

All three communities are connected via the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, meaning they receive and share power from the same sources. While power has been restored, officials are still looking into the cause of the outage.

All three cities lost power around 3 a.m. Roades said that Wrangell switched over to diesel power at approximately 4 a.m., and SEAPA power w...


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