Much of downtown Juneau lost power for about a half hour this morning.
Alaska Electric Light and Power officials say about 310 homes and businesses went dark at about 8:15 a.m. after an unspecified equipment failure at its Second Street circuit feeder.
AEL&P spokeswoman Debbie Driscoll said the lights were back on for most of its customers less than 30 minutes later.
But she said it took until 10:30 a.m. for power to be restored to the Senate Building on South Franklin Street.
- One of three independent candidates running for the Sealaska Board of Directors withdrew from the race this week. Shareholders will find out the results of the election tomorrow at the annual meeting in Wrangell.
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has put out a draft of the final environmental review of the in-state gas pipeline project.
- The grant money comes from the Department of Energy and is part of a larger award to support innovation in marine energy generation.
- At least 73 people have reportedly fallen ill aboard the Zaandam following an outbreak of norovirus on the Holland America cruise ship. It's the second reported outbreak of norovirus this year on a cruise ship in Alaska.