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Potlatch substation maintenance longer than planned

Mason PUD 1 customers went longer than expected without power after overnight maintenance on the Potlatch substation June 27.

Residents of Union, Lilliwaup and Hoodsport were scheduled to have electricity cut from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. so Bonneville Power Administration could service the substation.

Power was restored by 8 a.m.

Mason PUD 1 General Manager Kristin Masteller told the Journal in an email that BPA didn’t give a reason for the delay but sometimes work takes longer than anticipated.

“After BPA restored power to their sub that feeds ours, we had to do all our switching on our system and...


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