Windstorm Knocks Out Power To Many In Upper Valley

November 16, 2010



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.


style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Lachowicz said nearly 4500 customers were affected

by outages at some point in the overnight hours.