Electrical outage hits 1,000 Clallam Public Utility District customers; power restored next morning

Electrical power was restored to all customers by 10 a.m. Wednesday after a brief but intense storm passed through Clallam County on Tuesday night.

Trees falling on power lines and other weather-related mishaps cut power to more than 1,000 Clallam County Public Utility District customers, said Mike Howe, district spokesman.

Customers from Neah Bay to areas southeast of Port Angeles were affected.

The largest area without power was in Joyce, where 650 customers were without power beginning at about 9 p.m. Tuesday, Howe said.

Power was restored by 6 a.m. Wednesday, he said.

Access to the areas where the power was cut was challenging, Howe said.

Outages continued into the morning in Neah Bay and for some customers in the Mount Angeles Road area in Port Angeles, he said.

Howe said power to both areas was restored by 10 a.m.

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Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at [email protected]

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