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West Kelso Outage

Posted on 29th November 2013 at 16:50

Thanksgiving dinner may have been delayed for some folks in West Kelso and on the lower end of Columbia Heights, as a transformer exploded yesterday morning in the 500 block of Fishers Lane. The Cowlitz PUD also says that a power line was burned in the explosion, which took place at about 10 yesterday morning. 800 Cowlitz PUD customers lost power, affecting a large portion of West Kelso, extending to Ocean Beach Highway, up Columbia Heights Road, and all the way up to Sandpiper Boulevard. All but about 20 customers in the area of the explosion were back on by 11 am, and then is took another half-hour or so to get all repairs completed.