Outage shuts power on south side of bay for two daysAbout 135 in Halibut Cover, Peterson Bay, China Poot Bay without electricity

About 125 Homer Electric Association customers in Halibut Cove, Peterson Bay and China Poot Bay endured a two-day power outage this week. The outage began about 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning and lasted until about 5:15 p.m Monday evening.

In a press release, HEA said the outage happened when a pole dislodged due to flooding at Stonehocker Creek in the McKeon Flats. Crews found the broken pole on Sunday, but conditions kept crews from making immediate repiars. After making a safe landing zone on Sunday evening, crews worked to restore power on Monday.