Disaster Response and Mutual Aid

Snohomish County PUD makes significant progress in power restoration efforts

Washington State’s Snohomish County PUD reported making significant progress in restoring power to customers in the wake of storms that hit the PUD’s service territory this week.

Snohomish on Jan. 14 noted that crews have been working all through the night and had restored almost 80,000 customers in the last 24 hours.

“We’re down to 15,530 customers out from a high of 95k. We will keep working until power is restored to everyone,” the PUD said in a Facebook post.

In an earlier Facebook post, the PUD noted that it had “reached out to our fellow public power utilities in the region and help is on the way! Five mutual aid crews are currently working in the field, including line crews from Benton PUD, Grant PUD, Grays Harbor PUD and Okanogan PUD."

Mutual aid contracts allow the PUD to reach out during major storms to ask for help and get the lights on faster and safer, Snohomish said.