Tag: power outage

Downed tree on Jeff Davis Street causes power outage

Recent high winds caused at least one power outage this week. A tree on Jeff Davis Street fell, blocking traffic and damaging power lines on Wednesday (1-14-20) afternoon. According to a press release, the Sitka Electric Department is working on removing the damaged tree and restoring power to the area. City staff ask that the area be avoided if possible until the repairs are made. Read More

Another Sitka outage as crews resolve equipment issues

The impacts of Saturday’s system-wide power outage continue in Sitka. While repairing equipment that was damaged during that outage, the Electric Department encountered a technical issue at Green Lake. This caused another another system-wide outage today for approximately forty minutes. Read More

High voltage surge shuts off power, damages equipment in Sitka

Sitka lost all electric power on Saturday evening (09-16-18) for approximately four hours. The city is now advising citizens to check all life-saving electronic equipment to ensure it still works. The city is also planning a power outage from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday, September 21st to replace damaged equipment at the Marine Street substation. Read More
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