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Another day, another local power outage

Crash knocks out electricity in Grandview

— The power is back on today for 238 Pacific Power customers without electricity yesterday.

A vehicle crashed into a utility pole and caused the outage, Pacific Power spokesman Ry Schwark said.

The outage began at 2:40 p.m. and lasted four hours.

It marked the second consecutive day a Lower Yakima Valley city was without power.

Some parts of Sunnyside were without power for as long as seven hours on Monday after a squirrel got into a transformer and knocked out a substation.

Schwark said that outage impacted 6,389 Pacific Power customers.

The outage at one point extended to the Outlook, North Avenue areas, as well as north of town in the Woods Road area.

Traffic signals were out at several locations, including 16th Street and Yakima Valley Highway and Sixth Street and Grant Avenue.

Most of Sunnyside had its power restored after about four hours.

The city’s Harrison Hill neighborhood and Law and Justice Center were among the last to have power restored.

Residents on Jackson, Harrison, Kearney and Lincoln avenues did not lose power Monday.

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