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Copper Basin Outages Continue

We continue to experience outages affecting several areas in the Copper Basin District.
We now have 15 lineman working on power restoration throughout the district.

Kenny Lake is top priority and has two crews working; one crew is working on the Edgerton Highway, and a second crew is working from Pump Station 12, North to the Edgerton Highway.
A third crew is on scene in Tazlina, working South to Copper Center.
A fourth crew is en route to the West line, and will work to restore power from roughly Mile 160 West to Caribou Creek.
Finally, we also continue to experience an outage affecting Gulkana continuing North. This will be made a priority as soon as crews become available.

All of these outages are caused by trees in the line or damage to lines and equipment caused by the severe weather in the district. Members should be prepared for these outages to continue through the day, but we will bring sections on line systematically as lines are cleared.

At this time we also have an outage affecting members south of the Hub. This outage is for crews to make necessary repairs and should only last as long as it takes to make repairs.

Please note: there may be some single consumer outages that are not listed here.

We have reports that the weather has begun to break and windy conditions have actually helped clear some of the snow from the lines, trees, etc. There is always a possibility of additional outages, so please continue to be prepared.

CVEA members can get outage information as it becomes available by visiting the Copper Valley Electric Association Facebook page, viewing the Facebook feed on the home page at cvea.org, or by calling CVEA dispatch at 1-866-835-2832. Up to date information will be posted on the voicemail system. Member are encouraged to contact their local office at (907) 822-3211 (during business hours) or dispatch at 1-866-835-2832 if you see hazardous conditions or are experiencing an outage in an area not noticed in the updates.

The Cooperative would like to thank all members for their continued patience.

Additionally, CVEA would like to remind residents to please use caution when riding snow machines, four wheelers, or other equipment along the rights-of-way during this time. Sagging trees, broken trees, drooping power wires, and damaged wires possibly on the ground could cause hazardous conditions.

If you have questions regarding this press release, please contact Sharon Scheidt, CVEA Director of Communications, at 822-5506, 835-7005, or email scheidt@cvea.org.