Power failure hits downtown Juneau

The view of South Franklin Street from aboard a cruise ship June 20, 2011.
The view of South Franklin Street from aboard a cruise ship June 20, 2011. (Creative Commons photo by Jasperado)

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.

Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska

Jacob Resneck is CoastAlaska's regional news director based in Juneau. CoastAlaska is our partner in Southeast Alaska. KTOO collaborates with partners across the state to cover important news and to share stories with our audiences.

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