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Girdwood Line Down, Update


A broken pole apparently caused one phase of a 3-phase, 115-kilovolt transmission line to drop across the Seward Highway north of Girdwood at 3:59 a.m. today.  Chugach crews are on site determining how the line can be lifted so the highway can be re-opened and the pole replaced.  Chugach does not yet have an estimated time for when the line might be off the highway.  It is not yet know what caused the pole to break.

Chugach Electric Association

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