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Several massive avalanches have damaged hydroelectric power lines near Juneau, Alaska, knocking out 85 per cent of the city's electricity and likely causing utility prices to soar.
The series of avalanches came early Wednesday, wiping out transmission lines and support towers along the 45-kilometre power line extending from the Snettisham hydroelectric dam to Juneau.
The damage is extensive and the danger of more avalanches is still high, said Gail Wood, spokeswoman for Alaska Electric Light and Power.