Anchorage Storms Cause Widespread Electric Utility Damage

A series of high wind events in Anchorage over the past several days have meant power outages due to storm damage.

Chugach Electric spokesman Phil Styer says it’s too early to estimate the cost of repairs

Styer would not comment on whether or not the electric utility would be receiving state or federal disaster funds.  He said that the company is still tallying up how extensive the damage is.

According to the Associated Press, Matanuska Electric Association  is approaching half a million dollars in costs from repairing damage from the storms, while the city’s Municipal light and Power has suffered light damage, due to its underground lines.

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