MEA restores power to those impacted by power outage Saturday near Eagle River

Published: Jul. 24, 2021 at 12:02 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Matanuska Electric Association has restored power to the thousands of people impacted by the Saturday power outage near Eagle River.

MEA says crews checked the line and didn’t find any major damage. They were then able to restore power to all members.

**Eagle River Valley Outage** 2:30pm - POWER RESTORED! The crews finished their line patrol and did not find any...

Posted by Matanuska Electric Association on Saturday, July 24, 2021

Just after 11 a.m., MEA reported the outage that was impacting over 5,000 customers.

MEA took to Facebook to inform those impacted that the outage was “impacting one of our high voltage transmission lines.”

According to the MEA outage map, a majority of those impacted were in the “outage area” of Eagle River Road to near the Eagle River Nature Center.

In a 2:30 p.m. update, MEA notified the public that the power was back on.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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