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Power outages hit central Kenai Peninsula

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Homes and businesses lost power this afternoon as another storm hit the central Kenai Peninsula.

About 2,500 customers lost power in the Kenai area when a transmission line to the Marathon substation went down, said Homer Electric Association spokesman Joe Gallagher. That outage was fixed in less than an hour.

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Additional scattered outages affected customers near Sterling, Mackey Lake, Poppy Lane and Kenai. HEA was working to restore power to those homes throughout the afternoon.

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