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Pend Oreille PUD: Wind storm power outage

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PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wash. - At this time, Pend Oreille PUD has approximately 4,000 customers without power, primarily in the southern portion of the county. Line repair estimates available at this time include the following areas:

  • Gregg’s Addition and Conklin Meadows – late today.
  • Deeter and McCloud Creek Roads – 1 to 2 days
  • South County – 3 to 4 days
  • Some individual services – up to 1 week

The severe windstorm in the late afternoon of July 23 caused major damage to the electrical system. In many areas, large trees fell into the power lines, bringing lines down and breaking power poles. Repair work following this type of damage requires cleaning up the damage and rebuilding the sections of line that were destroyed. PUD line crews have been working since the storm began, and will continue repair work until power is restored to all of its customers.

The storm also damaged the District’s Community Network System. A large pine tree fell on the power line in north Spokane, breaking Avista power poles and cutting our fiber. PUD fiber technicians secured the site and spliced a temporary line to restore service at 2:25 this morning. Currently, several hub sites are without power, and there is no estimate as to when this will be restored.

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