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Update: Fall Storm Smashes into Mason County - PUD 3 Restores Electricity to Nearly All Affected Customers

Update: Fall Storm Smashes into Mason County - PUD 3 Restores Electricity to Nearly All Affected Customers

by Mason PUD 3 on

November 13, 2017

Thanks to PUD 3's Grid Modernization Project, you can view outage information anytime: www.pud3.org/outagemap.

(SHELTON, WA) – Mason PUD 3 crews have restored electricity to nearly all customers throughout Mason County who lost power due to heavy rain and gusty winds overnight.

At the height of the restoration process, 4,155 customers were with without electricity. The area hardest hit was the west Tahuya Peninsula, where wind gusts were reported at nearly 40 MPH. 3,196 customers in that area lost power at 2:00 AM. Electricity was restored at 7:54 AM.

670 customers in the Lake Cushman area in the Olympic Mountain foothills lost power when a tree damaged power lines. Their service was restored at 10:09 AM.

There are a number of scattered outages where PUD 3 linemen are working to get the power back on, including Highway 108, Lake Christine, and Wagon Wheel Road.

Mason PUD 3’s grid modernization project means customers can view outage information on an automatically updated map: www.pud3.org/outagemap.

Customers can report outages online anytime by downloading and using PUD 3’s SmartHub app. Get it from your app store and set up your account today. Customers can also log in to SmartHub on the web at my.pud3.org.

The PUD’s outage hotline number is 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.