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By Dan Rudy 

Tree downs power across SEAPA network


Power went down across three Southeast communities Tuesday morning, after a downed tree cut lines in Ketchikan.

“Evidently there was some wind or storm action,” said Clay Hammer, superintendent of Wrangell Municipal Light and Power.

Three sections of transmission line were taken down in the Ward Cove area just before 7 a.m., and with them the entire connection between the three primary communities serviced by the Southeast Alaska Power Agency. The two Swan Lake units went down as a result of the disruption, as did the feed from Tyee Lake, which services Petersburg and Wrangell.

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