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Planned Power Outage for the Ocean Shores Area from the Grays Harbor PUD

Aberdeen- Grays Harbor PUD plans to conduct a planned overnight power outage estimated to last about five-and-a-half hours on Wednesday, August 5, 2009. The planned outage is scheduled from 12:01am Wednesday morning (just after midnight) until approximately 5:30am Wednesday morning. The outage is necessary for crews to replace and relocate power poles along Highway 109 and to replace equipment as part of system maintenance along Highway 115.

Customers that will be affected are those located south of Highway 115 and west of North Beach High School (the high school will NOT be impacted by the outage). The outage area includes all of the City of Ocean Shores.

PUD Lineman Stable, Recovering

ABERDEEN, Wash. - The family of the lineman injured yesterday morning while responding to a power outage reports that he has been stabilized. 40-year-old Jason Johnson was injured when he came into contact with an energized power line around 7 Thursday morning.
Jason's family reports he is in good spirits and talking from his bed in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center. His family wished express their appreciation for all the support they have received.

Westport votes to support Visitor Information Center as VIC loses PUD contract

WESTPORT, Wash. - Change is coming to the Westport Visitor Information Center. Regardless of continued support from the city of Westport, the Grays Harbor PUD is pulling it's pay station and a contract that makes up almost a 1/4 of the chamber's budget at the end of the month.
At a special session Friday morning, the city council approved a contract with the Chamber for a 1 year term on a similar deal as the previous, with additional reporting requirements, and a kiosk to be setup at city hall. Executive Director with the chamber, Leslie Eichner tells us this helps, but they've just lost another 20% of their budget "We are of course in another transitional phase because of the PUD [contract]"
Due to new regulations, the PUD will be moving pay services to Anchor Savings Bank branches, closing current pay stations at Hoquiam Ace Hardware, D & K Grocery in Pacific Beach, Grayland Hardware, Image Flowers in Elma, Pick Rite Thriftway in Montesano, and the Westport-Grayland Chamber of Commerce effective the first of December.

Contract Worker Rescued Under Power Lines

ABERDEEN, Wash. - First responders had to get a man hoist working again before they could get to an electrocuted contract worker semi-conscious just below active lines on 1st street today. Captain Jr. Streifel tells us crews were able to get the motor to the man hoist working and get the patient half way from the power lines to the ground, rescue was accomplished with a 24 foot ladder and the patient's safety harness.
The Aberdeen Fire Department transported the man to Community Hospital with life threatening injuries, he was later airlifted to Harborview Medical Center.
Liz Anderson with the Grays Harbor PUD tells us crews were called to the area in response to an outage impacting about 40 customers around 11 Saturday morning. The PUD's preliminary investigation indicated that a contractor working on a lift in the area came into contact with a power line.
Power was restored to the area just before 2pm.

PUD Responding Tokeland Power Outage

PUD is responding to an outage impacting the Tokeland area. The cause and an estimated time for restoration of power hasn't been determined.

Grays Harbor PUD Conducting Financial Analysis of Local Impact from BPA Rate Increase

ABERDEEN - Grays Harbor PUD is conducting a financial analysis to determine the local impact of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) decision announced Tuesday to increase power rates by an average of  7 percent, effective Oct. 1.

"Grays Harbor PUD, along with many of our customers, opposed any BPA rate increase," said Rick Lovely, General Manager of Grays Harbor PUD. "While the increase is lower than the 9.4 percent BPA originally proposed, we believe any increase was unnecessary and will only further depress our already struggling economy."

In May, the PUD's Board of Commissioners decided to delay a possible 4 percent increase in the energy charge on PUD bills, saying that management's cost-savings measures were having a positive impact on the utility's financial condition and they wanted to see what the final BPA increase would be.

Grays Harbor PUD Warns: Be Prepared For Possible Power Outages

The remnants of Typhoon Songda are crossing the Pacific Ocean and threaten the Washington coast with multiple days of high winds and rain.  The...

Grays Harbor PUD Notifies Residents Along Malone, Mox Chehalis Rd. of Planned Outage

The Grays Harbor Public Utility District is notifying customers in East Grays Harbor County of a planned power outage beginning at 9:00 AM on...

Planned Power Outage Will Affect Some Montesano Residents

MONTESANO, Wash. - Grays Harbor PUD plans to conduct a planned power outage impacting about 300 customers located along Highway 107 and Highway 101 south of Montesano as well as a few business customers located in Montesano. The outage is scheduled for Thursday, August 30, 2012 beginning at 8am and lasting about 12 hours.  The purpose of the outage is to replace 100 foot poles spanning Highway 12. Customers within the outage area are being notified by letter.


The outage will impact customers in the following areas:

  • Certain businesses located immediately to the north of the Highway 12 overpass at the Montesano Main Street exit
  • Customers located in the area of Highway 107 south of Montesano to the intersection with Highway 101
  • Customers located in the area of Highway 101 from north of the intersection with Highway 107 to just before the Pacific County line, including the North River and Arctic areas.


Customers within the planned outage area are advised to protect sensitive electronic equipment such as computers, televisions, and microwaves by unplugging those items and leaving them disconnected until power is fully restored.  In addition, customers are advised that the length of the outage (12 hours) is an estimate and power could be restored at anytime. Therefore, please take necessary precautions if there are plans to do electrical work or repairs during that period of time.