Utility crews working on restoring power to Antoine Creek

— Ten utility crews are working to restore power to the Antoine Creek area of Okanogan County today.

The power was knocked out when the Chelan Complex fires burned Chelan County Public Utility District power poles, lines and other equipment.

Utility officials say about 350 customers remain without power in the area. Most are in the Quiet Valley, Hugo Road and Goat Mountain areas.

"The remaining outages are in steep and unstable terrain," utility spokeswoman Suzanne Hartman said.

"The PUD estimates that power will be restored to everyone by Sunday evening."

Crews are also repairing power poles and wires near Chelan Airport, which has been without power since last Friday.

Meanwhile, other crews are working on the Chelan Butte communication site; a generator is providing power for the equipment.

Hartman said she expects full power to be restored there later today.

Hartman said the utility is asking customers whose power is still out to unplug electronics and appliances, but turn a light on outside.

The utility has already repaired damaged fiber-optic systems.


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