PORT ANGELES — Some 2,000 people lost power Wednesday morning in Port Angeles after a seagull flew into a Bonneville Power Administration transmission line.
The seagull was electrocuted on the line at about 8 a.m. Wednesday, said Mike Healy, interim Port Angeles public works director.
That tripped three substations, putting about a quarter of the city, mostly on the west side, in the dark.
Electricity was restored within an hour, Healy said. Workers had to clear the line of the bird and reset the transmission line.
It is rare to have a seagull fly into a power line, Healy said.
“They generally avoid obstructions,” he said.