Winds knock out power in Kenai Peninsula neighborhoods

High winds, heavy snow and high avalanche danger combine in Chugach Mtns.
Published: Mar. 18, 2023 at 9:52 PM AKDT|Updated: Mar. 18, 2023 at 11:10 PM AKDT
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SOLDOTNA, Alaska (KTUU) - As of 10:45 p.m. Saturday, the Homer Electric Association Facebook page is reporting 75 customers without power.

The combination of heavy snow and wind over the western Kenai Peninsula from back-to-back winter storms has caused the numerous power outages. According to Kerrianne Baker with Homer Electric, approximately 1,250 customers were briefly without power Friday evening. Those have since been restored.

An additional 500 customers were without power around 5:30 p.m. Saturday as more trees fell, which also brought down powerlines. Baker says crews are out continuing to work on restoring power to all customers as quickly and safely as possible.