Power outages persist on North Olympic Peninsula after Sunday storm



Utility crews were working throughout the night and into today to restore power to customers in Clallam and Jefferson counties after Sunday’s storm, but some outages remain after numerous trees and limbs struck lines and cut power.

Clallam County

Under 200 customers remain without power. Crews continue to work to restore power. Pole replacement outages may last into the afternoon.

■ Lake Sutherland Area — Crews have restored power to the S. Shore area. An outage continues along the highway to East Beach, about 159 customers.

■ Eden Valley Road area — Crews will be replacing a pole for about 20 customers.

■ Wildcat area — Crews will be replacing a pole for about 8 customers.

Other isolated single outages still exist.

Clallam PUD has no estimated time of restoration for all outages. Some may be later in the day due to broken utility poles.

Port Angeles

Downed trees and limbs hit power lines, starting outages at 4:18 p.m. Sunday. There were approximately 4,035 customers without power at one point during Sunday afternoon and evening. All electric operations crews responded.

At 6:48 p.m. Sunday, power was restored to approximately 1,500 customers in the Laurel substation area, including the Haggen supermarket on East Lauridsen Boulevard and surrounding areas. Shortly after, power was restored to 1,500 customers in the F Street substation area.

By 9 p.m., power was restored to about 1,000 customers on the I Street substation, including the Coast Guard and Nippon distribution feed.

Trees broke power lines at the Ocean View Cemetery; the area of Fourth, Fifth and K streets; the area of Eighth, Ninth and I streets; and the 1200 block of East Sixth Street.

Crews removed limbs at numerous locations around Port Angeles and restored power to the last customer at 11 p.m. Sunday.

Jefferson County

Jefferson County PUD reported making progress overnight but many scattered outages remain.

Additional tree crews have been pulled into to assist in getting lines back up.

Spokesman Barney Burke reported that at the height of the storm, between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, about 7,000 customers were without power. Almost all customers should have their service restored today.

Remaining outages as of 9 a.m. today:

■ Coyle Peninsula — Thousand Trails, Payne and Lemonds roads are without power. A tree crew will be on-site later this morning. A line crew is in the area.

■ Lindsey Hill Road — Crews should have power restored by noon if no additional issues are encountered. Tree crews are on the way.

■ Thorndyke Road — A crew is currently on-site. Restoration is expected before noon.

■ Ludlow Bay Road — Trees need to be removed and a crew should be on-site later this morning; restoration should take place this afternoon.

■ Hubbard Creek — Madrona Vista Road is out and restoration should be later today.

■ Olele Point Road — Trees and lines are down. Restoration will be later today. Crew will head that way later this morning or early afternoon.

■ Werner Road — Trees and lines are down but the PUD has no estimated time for restoration. Crew will address this area later today.

■ West Valley Road — A crew is on-site this morning. Several customers are still out near Old Eaglemount Road.

■ Jensen Road (Marrowstone Island) — Power is out for about 9 customers.

■ Old Fort Townsend Road — Elks Lodge is out.

Olympic National Park

Park spokesman Barb Maynes reported at 9:30 a.m. that rangers are still checking on the status of roads and campgrounds. She expects a complete status update will be available later today.

At 9:30 a.m., she had no reports of new specific damage.

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