The Grays Harbor Public Utility District and the City of McCleary are reminding customers of a planned power outage which will impact PUD customers east of Elma to the McCleary city limits. The outage will begin at 11:45 PM on April 12, 2014 and will impact Grays Harbor PUD customers for 10 hours.
During the outage, multiple PUD crews will undertake maintenance work on transmission lines on the Elma-McCleary Road, including the replacement of five deteriorating power poles.
The outage will impact PUD customers on the Elma-McCleary Road from the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds to the McCleary city limits. All customers on the Cloquallum Road will be impacted, including those on the Upper Falls Creek, Bush Creek and Powers Creek Roads and customers on the Stamper Road from Cloquallum Road to Upper Falls Creek Road. All customers off the Elma Hicklin Road will be impacted, as will customers on Heise Road, Rosemary Lane North and South and McKnight Road.
In preparation for this outage, customers are advised to take precautions with any electronic equipment such as computers, televisions, and microwaves by unplugging those items. You should leave them disconnected until after the power has been fully restored.
The outage time of ten hours is only an estimate and power could be restored at anytime as work is completed. Therefore, it is not safe to do electrical work or repairs during that period of time.