City goes dark during brief power outage


December 13, 2018

Illustration by Tawney Flores

The City of Wrangell was thrown into darkness for about forty-five minutes the evening of Nov. 6. At about 4:45 p.m., power to the city went out. Several buildings were able to keep their lights on thanks to backup generators, but most of the city went dark.

Light was restored less than an hour later. Streetlights came on first, followed by power to buildings around Front

Street and then up the hill through the rest of town. For the most part, city residents took the power outage in stride. People on the street could be heard commenting on how well the stars could be seen in the sky, and...

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