Grapeview Loop Road Area Power Restored - Mason PUD 3 Restore Electricity to 617 Customers
by Mason PUD 3 on
April 10, 2017
Redundant system of substations, switches provides for faster restoration times, safety, reliabiliy.
Posted April 10, 2017 – 4:00 PM
(GRAPEVIEW, WA) – A tree across power lines cut electricity to 617 customers early this afternoon in the Grapeview area south of Allyn. The outage began at 12:12 PM, and Mason PUD 3 crews had all customers back online by 3:05 PM.
Nearly 500 customers had electrical service restored at 1:18 PM, when PUD 3 linemen redirect electricity from other areas. The PUD has a number of switches throughout its distribution system which allows it to redirect power from other directions, including substations. PUD substations are designed to have extra capacity to take on extra customers during storm restoration, maintenance, and safety work.
General areas affected include:
- Grapeview Loop Road from the north intersection of SR 3 to the intersection with Eckert Road. Nearby roadways and Treasure Island are affected.
The easiest way to report power is out at your home is by using our SmartHub app. Download it and create a login now at http://my.pud3.org/ You also might keep our outage hotline number handy just in case: 360-426-8255.
PUD 3 recommends unplugging sensitive appliances and electronic equipment until power has been restored for approximately 20 minutes. In addition, especially with electronics, it is important to consider using surge protection.