Wind gusts and Golden Valley Electric Association power outages

Published: Jul. 26, 2022 at 12:17 PM AKDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2022 at 10:17 AM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) crews continue to restore power as quickly as possible to all members who have lost electricity from Monday’s wind storm. Additional personnel have been called in to aid with power restoration.

As of 10:57 a.m. GVEA reports there are 8,375 members without power.

Crews are making progress. At 6:15 a.m. there were 263 outages that affected 12,459 members. At one point Monday around 9:30 p.m. there were over 29,817 members without power.

Among GVEA’s critical warnings: do not attempt to remove trees from power lines. Trees that are in contact with an electric line may be live and can cause serious harm or even death. The same goes for a downed wire or low hanging wires. Do not touch them. Contact GVEA.

GVEA says to call (907) 452-1151 if you need to report an outage, a downed wire, or a tree on a power line. Because of the number of calls coming in, you might not be able to speak to a person. Follow the prompts and leave your information that is asked of you. This will enable your power to be restored as soon as possible.

To view GVEA’s outage map, go to https://outage.gvea.com.

Wind advisories have been added for the Middle Tanana Valley and surrounding upland areas, including Yukon Flats, until 4 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, according to the U.S. National Weather Service Fairbanks.

Peak wind gusts that were observed in Interior Alaska from 9 a.m. through 9 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2022 are displayed below, courtesy of the U.S. National Weather Service Fairbanks.

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