GPA continues restoration efforts throughout the island

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Guam – Restoration of power to island residents continues as Guam Power Authority crews work around the clock to get the island out of the dark.

As of noon today GPA reported meeting its initial priorities in getting power restored to critical areas such as Guam Memorial Hospital, public schools, water wells, the airport and Port Authority of Guam.

GPA’s focus has now shifted to restoring power to residential and commercial customers throughout the island.

According to GPA Spokesman Art Perez, yesterday power was restored to areas in parts of Tamuning, Mongmong-Toto-Maite, Macheche, Harmon Loop, Harmon Industrial Park, Mangilao, Route 15, and Dededo. Perez says that, “crews are working to replace critical equipment along transmission and distribution lines.”

Perez was on News Talk K57’s Andrea Pellacani show sharing which villages were on the list for restoration today.

“We’re continuing work in Dededo along Ysengsong Road, Swamp Road, Machanao and Astumbo. We’re also working in areas of Tamuning by Farenholt, Camp Watkins and Alupang Cove, we’re continuing work in Barrigada, specifically Leyang and Cañada. We’re trying to reach out to the two ratepayers spoke to yesterday that’s in Toto-Mongmong that were still, we’re still attacking some of the pocket areas that are out there and then in Yigo we’re working from Route 1 toward La’Chanch and also toward Gayinero,” said Perez.

Perez adds now that the transmission lines down south are energized, line crews are spreading out toward Umatac, Malesso and Inarajan.

Meanwhile, the Guam Waterworks Authority reported that as of 7 a.m., 8 percent of the island was pending water restoration. GWA crews are working with GPD to coordinate power restoration or generator power to downed water wells.

 

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.