Grays Harbor PUD announces planned outage for northern coast customers

The Grays Harbor Public Utility District has announced a planned power outage which will impact PUD customers in Pacific Beach, Moclips and Taholah. The outage will begin at 8:00 PM on May

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Razor clam dig approved, big bivalves await diggers on 4 coastal beaches

OLYMPIA – Plenty of fat clams await diggers who turn out for the next razor clam dig, set to run Feb. 26 through March 3 on various ocean beaches.

The Washington

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Next razor clam dig set to begin January 28

OLYMPIA – Clam diggers can return to coastal beaches Tuesday (Jan. 28) through Sunday (Feb. 2) to dig razor clams during the last of three openings this month.


The Washington Department

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Taholah man dies in rollover wreck on State Route 109

A 38 year old Taholah man died early Saturday morning when his truck rolled off of State Route 109 in Moclips. The Washington State Patrol cites driving under the influence as the cause

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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.

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



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

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.

Grays Harbor PUD Crews Continue to Restore Power

ABERDEEN, Wash. - 
Grays Harbor PUD crews are continuing to work to restore power to areas of west Grays Harbor County hit by high winds yesterday evening. Crews responding to outages are finding broken poles, power lines down in areas, and trees through power lines. Following is the latest on the storm recovery effort:
Northwest part of the District north of Hoquiam: Grays Harbor PUD has restored power to approximately 879 customers in the Copalis Crossing area. The PUD will be working to restore power to the Moclips area with the next hour. The PUD will then continue to work to restore power to the remaining customers in the northern part of the District. A total of approximately 3565 customers were impacted by the power outage caused by high winds yesterday evening.
Ocean Shores: Crews are still working to restore power to approximately 3899 customers in Ocean Shores. The estimated time for restoration of power is about noon today. 
North Aberdeen, Wishkah, Arnold Hill, East Aberdeen areas: Outage is impacting approximately 1886 customers. The outage occurred just before 9pm. There are a large number of power lines down in the area. The PUD will be patrolling a transmission line serving the area that runs cross-country this morning after daylight to inspect the line for damage. No estimated time yet for restoration of power.
Grays Harbor City west of Hoquiam: Approximately 200 customers impacted. Outage occurred at about 9pm. Cause of the outage is a downed power line. Estimated time for restoration is noon today.