Grays Harbor PUD customers in the South Beach area will experience a planned power outage on Sept. 11. The outage will begin at 10 p.m. and end at approximately 6 a.m. the following day, the utility reported.
The outage will impact customers from the Ocean Spray facility in Markham west to the beaches and south to Tokeland. In all, 4,837 customers will be impacted.
During the outage, PUD crews will replace three transmission poles and one distribution switch, in addition to performing substation maintenance. This is the fourth planned outage this summer.
In preparation for the outage, customers are advised to unplug electronic equipment, such as computers, televisions and microwaves. The items should remain unplugged until power is fully restored.
The duration of the outage is only an estimate, so PUD officials advise that customers should not perform their own electrical work during that time.