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By Roger Nichols
For the Sentinel 

PUD reports on outages, projects

 

Roger Nichols

BIG PLANS: Klickitat PUD General Manager Jim Smith speaks to the Goldendale city council Monday.

Most of the news from Monday's Goldendale City Council meeting came not from council members themselves but from those who addressed them.

That included Jim Smith of Klickitat PUD, who was there for his annual report to the council. He touched on a number of areas, starting with the rough winter weather, which has been a challenge and caused a major outage from BPA that involved all of Skamania County for 12 to 14 hours. He said it also caused outages of three to four hours in Bingen and White Salmon and five to six hours in Trout Lake . He pointed out that bad weather also made it an extra challenge in getting to problem areas.

The PUD's goal for 2016 had been no more than 2.8 hours of...



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