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Centralians experience New Year’s outage

Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 12:30 pm

Hundreds lose power 

Approximately 500 homes lost power over the New Year’s weekend in Centralia.

Ice and fallen tree-limbs were the culprit, said Heather Russell, Centralia city administrator.

It all began within two hours of the beginning of the new year, she said.

Tree trimmers removed a large- ice-crusted,fallen limb from a room on South Rollins Street.

“It began early Friday morning. We received the first outage call, 1:11 a.m., Friday January 1,” Russell said.  “From the city’s perspective, the outages are ongoing as long as there is still ice on the lines and tree limbs falling on them we will continue to have outages. If your power goes citizens should call 682-2139.”

For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard