MEA: Wasilla-area power knocked out by digging

By Chris Klint, Alaska Dispatch News

July 26

“Thousands of Matanuska Electric Association members were without power Tuesday morning, after officials with the co-op say an underground electric line was struck during digging.

Officials with MEA first mentioned the outage, in the Knik-Goose Bay Road/Fairview Loop area near Wasilla, shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday. All power was restored by shortly after 10 a.m.

MEA spokeswoman Julie Estey said that about 4,500 people were affected by the outage…”

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