PUD planned outage coming Thursday

Elma, WA – The Grays Harbor PUD is notifying customers between Elma and McCleary of a planned power outage. 

The PUD tells KXRO that beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 11 residents in the area of Bush Creek Road will lose power.  

The outage is expected to last until 2:00 p.m. on that day and will affect roughly 60 customers.

The PUD says those impacted are residents of Bush Creek Road, Bush Creek Lane, Packard Lane, Prairie Place, Cedar Place, Maple Lane, Furford Lane, and House Lane.  

The PUD will notify impacted customers with a phone call.

During the outage, PUD crews will replace aging poles and re-string power lines.

They say that to prepare for this outage, customers are advised to take precautions with any electronic equipment such as computers, TVs, and microwaves by unplugging those items.  

You should leave them disconnected until after the power has been fully restored. 

The PUD says the outage time of four and a half hours is only an estimate and power could be restored at any time as work is completed so it is not safe to do electrical work or repairs during that period.