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UPDATE 5: Power Outage – 7/25/16
At 9:28pm power was restored to all customers in Forks. The cause of the secondary outage was a downed line.
Update 4 (7:18pm)
Upon restoring power to all customers, some in the Forks area lost power shortly after (around 7:00pm)
PUD crews are responding and are working to determine the cause and number of customers without power.
Thank you for your patience.
Update 3 (7:01pm)
As of 6:48pm, power was restored to all customers.
The PUD is waiting to hear from BPA what the cause was and may not learn this evening.
Update 2 (3:16pm)
More specific information from prior posts:
At approximately 1:44pm, BPA experienced equipment issues at the Sappho Substation that resulted in loss of power to PUD customers from Joyce out to Neah Bay, including Forks.
The Joyce area was restored at approximately 2:40pm.
BPA will be conducting tests in order to make any repairs necessary to get power restored to the remaining 5400 customers as soon as possible.
The soonest we expect power to be restored is within 5 hours, or approximately 8:00pm. It is possible that the tests determine that there is damage to equipment, in which case, power may not be restored up to 24 hours.
We will update this post as soon as additional information becomes available.
Update 1 (2:50pm):
There are an estimated 5347 customers being impacted by this outage throughout the West end of the county.
According to BPA, the outage will last anywhere from 4-24 hours.
The PUD continues to be in communication with BPA.
At approximately 1:40pm the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) experienced an outage affecting customers west of Port Angeles, primarily in the Joyce / Sappho areas.
Approximately 4600 customers are without power. There is no estimated time of restoration.
PUD personnel are in communication with BPA officials.