Tahuya Peninsula - Poor Weather, Roads Closed for Safety Hindering Restoration of Electricity

Posted December 19, 2012 - 8:40 PM
Heavy, wet snow and a road closed for safety reasons on the Tahuya Peninsula are hampering PUD 3 electricity restoration efforts for an estimated 270 customers affected by outages west of Belfair.
Electricity was restored to 230 customers in the Tee Lake area at 8:15 PM
PUD 3 linemen are working to repair damage to electrical lines on the North Shore Road west of NE BelAire Drive. Approximately 240 customers are without electricity in that area. The outage was first reported at 3 PM; restoration has been delayed due to poor weather conditions.
A Mason County road closure for the Dewatto Holly Road – because of felled trees and debris – will prevent PUD linemen from restoring electricity to some customers until tomorrow morning to other areas. Those areas include: the Dewatto-Holly Road, Dewatto Bay, Capstan Rock and Captain James Lane. A link to the Mason County road closure website is here.
PUD 3 crews have been responding throughout the day to scattered, isolated outages caused by the heavy snow conditions.
Meanwhile, PUD 3 has sent three crews (line crew, tree crew, and combined line/tree crew) to assist Mason County PUD No. 1 with their electricity restoration efforts. More details PUD 1’s situation may be found here.
Customers may report outages any time by calling 360-432-1533 from Shelton; 360-275-2833 from Belfair; and 360-861-4247, Elma.
Customers may also receive text updates via Twitter by signing up to follow PUD 3’s feed at or by visiting the PUD’s Facebook page at


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