by Dick Kauffman
December 28, 2004
Service was interrupted from the Bailey's Power Plant on the north end of the city of Ketchikan to the end of South Tongass Highway. Hansen said power was restored to some areas by 7:00 am and restored to the remaining areas by 7:45 am.
KPU customers north of Bailey's Power Plant to the end of North Tongass Highway did not lose power.
The Blue Heron suffered fatal injuries from its encounter with the system switch gear. Hanson said the Blue Heron's body was turned over to the Department of Natural Resources.