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ML&P: East Anchorage power outage caused by vehicle hitting switch cabinet

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: November 30
  • Published November 30

Update, 6:35 p.m. Saturday: Power has been restored to ML&P customers affected by an outage in East Anchorage, according to the utility.

ML&P asked any customers still experiencing an outage to contact its dispatch center at 907-279-7671.

Original story:

A power outage affecting about 2,800 ML&P customers in East Anchorage was caused by a vehicle that hit a switch cabinet, according to the utility.

A crew is working to restore power to customers, ML&P said in a post on Facebook. Those affected were concentrated around Bragaw Street and the Glenn Highway.

ML&P urged drivers to use caution in the area while streetlights were out, and reminded them to treat those intersections as four-way stops.

Final update, 5:45 p.m.: Our dispatchers were able to switch around the damaged equipment and combined with earlier...

Posted by Municipal Light & Power on Saturday, November 30, 2019

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