April 7 Storm Update

Storm Update (5:30 PM, 4/7/2017):

Crews have been responding to scattered weather-related outages within our service territory all afternoon. A preliminary count of around 1,400 Jefferson PUD customers have experienced power outages today. This number has likely increased since 4PM (currently 5:30PM) the time of our first update.

Areas most affected have been Quilcene, Cape George and Marrowstone Island. This storm has persisted longer than anticipated. It is very difficult and dangerous to assess damage and restore power while a storm is ongoing.

There are multiple lines were down in the Quilcene area near Lake Leland (Bolton Road), Wildwood Road and off of Lord’s Lake Loop and its various spur roads. Some of these outages have been restored, but there is more work to do. A tree crew has been called to address some remaining issues. As of about 5:15PM, the Quilcene area has called in new, unrelated outages. There are no estimated restoration times for the Quilcene outages.

Marrowstone Island has a neutral and one of three phase down near Griffith Point intersection with Flagler Rd. Crews had to open the circuit to the island to initiate repairs. Our entire available crew will be required for restoration. Restoration time is estimated to be 2 1/2 hours (approximately 6:30PM).

Also, there was a large outage affecting about 550 customers at Cape George this afternoon. Thankfully, crews made relatively quick work of it. Cape George has since been restored.

Initially, we expected to have all these remaining outages described above restored before midnight tonight.  However, as of 5PM more outages and damage has been reported in the Quilcene area so at this time, some outages may not be restored until noon tomorrow.

We anticipate there may be single tap outages that will need to be resolved associated with this event. Please do not hesitate to call us if your power remains out. Your calls help us help you and your neighbors. We won’t stop until everyone is back in power.

Thank you for your patience as our crews and staff work to restore your services.

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