Planned power outage July 22 to affect some downtown Aberdeen businesses

The Grays Harbor Public Utility District is notifying customers in downtown Aberdeen of a planned power outage impacting businesses on two city blocks.

The outage will begin at 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, and is expected to last until 4 a.m. on Friday, July 23. The outage will affect 20 customers. The impacted areas will be 112 through 208 East Wishkah St., the Aberdeen Timberland Library and businesses in the Old Daily World Building. All impacted customers will receive notification phone calls from the PUD.

The outage is part of an ongoing project by the PUD to conduct system maintenance.

In preparation for this outage, customers are advised to take precautions with any electronic equipment, such as computers, televisions, and microwaves, by unplugging those items. People should leave the items disconnected until power has been fully restored.

The outage duration of six hours is only an estimate and power could be restored at any time as work is completed. Therefore, it is not safe to do electrical work or repairs during that period.