• High winds and multiple outages in Grays Harbor County

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Grays Harbor PUD has restored power to portions of the Tokeland and Moclips/Tahola areas. Crews are responding to scattered outages across the county as well as large outages.  Power has been restored to all customers in Central Park as well.

    Currently crews are responding to outages in the following locations:

    There continues to be approximately 500 customers without power in the Moclips/Taholah area. 

    There are still scattered outages in the county including Newskah Road, locations in Montesano, and the Elma airport.

    There are currently two Active Alerts

    ALERT 1 – High Surf Advisory


    Event Start: In Progress

    Event End: Sunday, November 03, 2013 4:00 AM PST


    ALERT 2 – High Wind Warning


    Event Start: In Progress

    Event End: Saturday, November 02, 2013 8:00 PM PDT



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  • Warning, Watch, and Advisory, Rundown for Grays Harbor

    These Warnings  are in effect for Grays Harbor County –   Flood Watch for the Chehalis & Satsop , a High Surf Advisory and a High Wind Warning will be in effect until Midnight.
    The Moclips River is over Rt 109/Moclips Hwy at this time!
    1)    The Satsop River will return to flood level @ 10pm Thurs night (34 feet) It is expected to crest at 35.39 feet @ 4am Friday. Minimal flooding is forecasted.
    2)    The Chehalis River will reach flood level (21 feet) @ 4pm Friday and is expected to crest at 21.53 feet at 4am on Saturday.
    3)    The Wynoochee River is not an issue at this time.
    4)    Be aware of minor flooding issues with water over some roadways.
    5)    There is a HIGH SURF ADVISORY in effect. Seas are expected to reach 20-25 feet which will bring dangerous surf conditions at the beaches including erosion and longer surf runs. Be extremely aware of the waves! DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK TO THE SEA!
    6)    Grays Harbor County Public Works Road Crews are working to open roads that were closed due to fallen trees and water over the road.  They will be monitoring all roads during the upcoming weather event.
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  • Tragic end for one man after Thanksgiving day argument with family

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – A Thanksgiving day argument ended in suicide last night in Hoquiam, after a 29 year old man allegedly pistol whipped a female family member then drove into town and shot himself. Sgt. Jeff Salstrom tells KBKW they responded to the home off of State Route 109 in Moclips just after 8 last night. Two assault victims said the man left with a handgun, heading toward Hoquiam. Salstrom spotted his vehicle on State Route 109 just before 9, as he pulled it over in the parking lot of the Hoquiam 7-11 he heard a loud-muffled sound from behind the tinted windows.
    Once officers secured the scene and approached with a ballistics shield they broke out the driver’s side window to confirm the man had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Two Hoquiam, and three Aberdeen police units responded, as well as Hoquiam fire and ambulance. Salstrom said the investigation is ongoing.

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  • Another April Razor Clam Dig Weekend Proposed

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – State fishery managers are planning another morning razor-clam dig this month on Washington’s ocean beaches, as long as marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.

    As usual, the final word on beach openings will be announced once toxin test results are available, said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

    Proposed beach openings for upcoming digs, along with morning low tides, are:

    • April 21, Saturday (7:28 a.m., -0.3 feet): Long Beach, Twin Harbors only
    • April 22, Sunday (8:01 a.m., -0.4 feet): Long Beach and Twin Harbors only
    • April 23, Monday (8:35 a.m., -0.4 feet): Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks
    We didn’t have enough harvest share left at Copalis and Mocrocks to be able to offer another weekend day of digging, but were able to offer one more Monday at those two beaches. – Dan Ayres
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