Tree falls, but typo boosts Clark County outage

Clark County PUD apologized for inaccurate account

Power lines (MGN Online, file)
Power lines (MGN Online, file)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN 6) — More than 43,000 customers in Clark County were reported to be  without power after a tree fell on a transmission line, but officials said a typo was responsible for that number.

The actual number was 22,000 and quickly reduced to 2500, authorities said in a tweet.

The downed line is at 137th Avenue and 39th Street in Vancouver and it affected five substations. By 10 p.m., all but 100 customers had their power back.

 

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