Power restored in Salmon Creek area
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Clark Public Utilities is working to restore power after an outage left more than 1,700 people in the dark early Wednesday evening. The outage was reported just after 5:30 p.m. in the Salmon Creek area of Vancouver.
Utility spokeswoman Erica Erland said the problem was possibly caused by a downed power line or a tree on a wire, but that hadn't been confirmed. A strong storm system brought rain and wind to Vancouver for much of the day.
A total of 1,745 customers were affected by the outage, Erland said. She didn't immediately know how long those people might be without electricity -- crews were on their way to the area of Northeast 129th Street and 12th Avenue to check out the problem, Erland said.
UPDATE: Clark Public Utilities reported that power had been restored to the area just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The utility confirmed that the outage was caused by a tree limb on a power line.