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By Lou Marzeles

Snow and ice leave most of county without power


Lou Marzeles

DEALING WITH THE STORM: A city plow truck makes its way down Columbus Ave. as a car carefully passes. Friday morning.

Snow and ice hit hard in Klickitat County over the past week, disrupting power and business and causing damage to transmission lines, cars, and homes.

As of yesterday afternoon, about 1,800 PUD customers were still without power as crews worked long shifts around the county to restore power. Work was continuing in Trout Lake, Appleton, Snowden, and Glenwood. The hardest hit area for power outage and damage to lines was Glenwood.

The cost for Klickitat PUD to deal with the power outages is estimated at about $100,000 a day since Friday when more crews were dispatched. Besides its own staff, crews from four other counties were brought in to help restore power as quickly as possible.

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