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By Dan Rudy 

City replacing power poles, keeping eye out for power backup options


The city power department has begun upgrading Wrangell’s power infrastructure, focusing on priorities approved by the Borough Assembly in March.

The upgrades are expected to be part of a long and expensive process, estimated to cost between $3 million and $3.65 million over five years by consultants at Electric Power Systems. Fixes include replacing aging poles along Church Street, Case Avenue, Zimovia Highway and Cow Alley, and replacing the existing H structure and substation supporting the grid.

“The guys have been hard at it,” said Wrangell Municipal Light and Power superintendent...

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