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Windstorm Knocks Out Power To Many In Upper Valley

November 16, 2010

 

A windstorm ripped through the Wenatchee valley last night, felling trees and leaving many without power, especially in the upper Wenatchee valley. As far as damage is concerned, Rivercom officials say the winds hit the Cashmere area hardest. Wind knocked down multiple power lines and officials closed down Tigner Road because of a power pole leaning to dangerous proportions. 
 
As far as outages are concerned, let’s put it this way…if you live in the Upper Wenatchee Valley and had power when you woke up this morning, consider yourself lucky. Winds played havoc with power lines, cutting juice along highway 2 south of Leavenworth, Chumstick and Tumwater Canyons, East Leavenworth Road and Icicle Road,  highway two from winton and coles corner to stevens pass, Lake Wenatchee, and between titus road and ski hill road. Chelan County PUD crews expect to restore power by eight o’clock this morning.
 
As of 10:30am, Chelan County Public Utility District Communications Director Steve Lachowicz said power had been restored to all areas except for the stretch covering Coles Corner to Stevens Pass, and in Cashmere around Tigner Road. Approximately 134 customers are affected by the Tigner outage.
 
Lachowicz said nearly 4500 customers were affected by outages at some point in the overnight hours.