Power still out for 1,423 customers

The map shows Okanogan County Public Utility District areas were power has yet to be restored in the wake of the Carlton Complex wildfires.

Credit: Okanogan County Public Utility District
The map shows Okanogan County Public Utility District areas were power has yet to be restored in the wake of the Carlton Complex wildfires.



— After re-energizing two power transmission lines Friday, the Okanogan County Public Utility District has cut the number of customers without electricity by more than half.

According to utility statistics released late Friday night, 1,423 customers remain without power as a result of the Carlton Complex wildfires. That's down from 3,602 customers yesterday morning.

More than half of those powerless customers are in the Pateros area and in the lower Methow Valley, officials said.

The Pateros 4000 power line system has 594 customers without power between Pateros and Carlton, officials said. There are also 243 Pateros-area homes and businesses remaining without power.

Further north, several rural residents in Indian Dan Canyon and in the Ophir Grade area along Old Highway 97 north of Brewster also are without power.

In the Indian Dan Canyon area, 184 customers remain without power, officials said. In the Ophir Grade area, 194 customers remain without power.

In the Chiliwist, 102 customers do not have electricity, officials said. Around Twisp, 106 remain powerless.

The 2,179 homes and businesses whose power was restored Friday were primarily in the Twisp, Brewster and Pateros areas.

Most Okanogan County Electric Cooperative customers north of Twisp and in Winthrop and Mazama also had power restored Friday.



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