Easter storm knocks out power

While Easter typically conjures up images of egg hunts under the sun and tranquil Sunday services, this year saw high winds blow down trees across Mitkof Island, damaging power lines and prompting a response from Petersburg Municipal Power and Light.

"It was a very, very strong, very intense windstorm that came through," Utility Director Karl Hagerman said.

"We did not see that in the forecast, so it kind of took us by surprise."

One tree hit the distribution line near 8.5 Mile Mitkof Highway, just beyond the fur farm, and damaged two electrical cross arms.

"Unfortunately the position of those...


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