Grays Harbor PUD Responds to 8,800 Without Power

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Grays Harbor PUD is responding to a power outage impacting the North Beach area of Grays Harbor County including the Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City, Copalis Beach, Pacific Beach, Copalis Crossing, Moclips, Taholah, and Bernard Creek areas. The outage occurred at about 7:15pm.

A PUD service truck is patrolling the transmission line serving the area. No word yet on the cause of the outage or an expected restoration time.

**SAFETY ALERT**

During outages, Grays Harbor PUD is urging residents to use caution when operating portable generators and reminds customers that portable generators should NOT be plugged into a home electrical system (wall socket). This can "backfeed" electricity into our distribution lines and possibly injure one of our lineworkers or other field personnel. Connecting larger, or whole house, generators into a home electric system requires installation by a certified electrician who can install proper disconnect switches that isolate your home from our system when you want to operate your generator.

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