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Avalanches spark massive power shortage in Alaskan capital

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posted on Apr, 18 2008 @ 01:52 PM
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Avalanches spark massive power shortage in Alaskan capital


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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.
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posted on Apr, 18 2008 @ 01:52 PM
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That's alot of diesel to be burning for 2 or 3 months...

Thankfully, I guess, is the fact that it's coming into summer and not going into winter.

im not sure if this is super breaking news.. but thought it was worthwhile.

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