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Power outage affects 800 local customers


A power outage Friday affected about 800 Grant PUD customers in the Grand Coulee Dam area for over seven hours.

“The issue that has caused the outage in the area is located on a transmission pole that is within an isolated area without easy access,” a Grant PUD post on Facebook said, updated at 11:05 p.m. that night.

The power eventually returned to those in Grand Coulee at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

The outage affected people from both above and below the Grand Coulee Dam, impacting people in Electric City, Grand Coulee, and Coulee Dam differently.

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