UPDATE: Power restored to ML&P customers; 285 Chugach customers remain without power

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - UPDATE: 4:13 p.m.:
The 311 non-emergency dispatch line has been fully restored according to APD.

Power has been restored to all ML&P customers as of 2:54 p.m. according to a Facebook update.

Another outage is affecting 285 Chugach Electric customers between Peck and Duben streets east of Muldoon Road, the result of trees in contact with a power line.

Crews are responding and AFD is on the scene.

UPDATE: 1:13 p.m.:
Anchorage Police say the 311 non-emergency dispatch line is experiencing an outage.

911 emergency dispatch is still operational.

Non-emergency related calls to APD should be directed to 786-8900 extension 0.

UPDATE: 12:50 p.m.:

High winds are causing power outages across the Anchorage bowl and as far south as the Kenai Peninsula, according to Chugach Electric Spokesperson Julie Hasquet.

For updates on where your power may be out, you can follow Chugach Electric’s Facebook page.

As of 12:45 p.m., the Chugach Electric Outage Map showed a total of 554 customers from East Anchorage to Indian, and as far south as Moose Pass. 100 customers in Tyonek are currently without power.

Outage areas include Muldoon in Anchorage, between Tudor Rd. and Northern Lights, impacting approximately 250 customers.

Chugach Electric is “managing multiple outages, and will continue to update when there is new information,” according to the most recent update on the company's Facebook page.

Anchorage Municipal Light and Power has also reported outages affecting roughly 3,600 commercial and residential customers.

An update from ML&P at 12:41 p.m. indicated that the outage was caused by downed trees coming into contact with a transmission line.

Crews are currently in the process of cutting and removing the trees.

ML&P customers can follow updates on power outages here.

Anchorage police are reminding those experiencing outages to not call 9-1-1 to report the issue. Chugach Electric customers can call (907) 762-7888 to make a report. Municipal Light and Power customers can call (907) 279-7671.

This is a developing story.

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