Sherman County Outage Scheduled For Friday Night
Starts 10 p.m. Friday, ends 3 a.m. Saturday.
About 1,000 Pacific Power customers in Sherman County will experience a five-hour electricity outage beginning at 10 p.m. Friday while the Bonneville Power Administration reconfigures its nearby 69-kilovolt transmission line. Service should be restored by 3 a.m. Saturday morning. Pacific Power community manager Sheila Holden says the BPA must de-energize the lines while the equipment upgrades are made for safety reasons. The outage will affect 1,000 Pacific Power customers in Wasco, Moro, Biggs Junction, Grass Valley, Kent and surrounding areas. These Pacific Power customers are being notified individually about the outage. They also are being reminded, as a precaution, to unplug any sensitive electronics during the outage. Customers with questions about the planned outage can call Pacific Power toll free at 1-888-221-7070. Any outages during that time outside the affected area should continue to be reported to Pacific Power at 1-877-508-5088.