Power knocked out for all Skamania PUD customers

Crews in Skamania County are working to restore power that has been knocked out countywide.

According to Skamania PUD, the problem occurred because of an outage at its Bonneville Power Administration feed.

BPA says a high-voltage transmission line parted, likely because of heavy ice on the line. It says it expects the Ross and The Dalles crews to have fixed the problem and have power restored in Skamania and Klickitat counties by midnight Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Skamania PUD is asking customers of the Carson and Underwood water system to conserve water until the power is restored.

It also says its phone lines are down and can’t take calls. However, it will be updating its website with the latest information about the outage.

A woman in the area called the KATU newsroom Wednesday night to report that she had been without power since 11 p.m. Tuesday.

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