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Power outage presages weeklong diesel run


A power outage on June 13 came as a bit of a surprise to the community, turning off the juice across the island for more than half an hour.

The unplanned cut came as technicians at Wrangell Municipal Light and Power were testing their diesel generators, ahead of the planned diesel run beginning Monday. The office explained some difficulties had been encountered while firing up one of the generators, taking the system offline.

Power went out to all four of the island’s feeders during the midafternoon. The outage was relatively brief, with power returning after about 40 minutes.

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