March 25 Power Outage Planned in Skyline Area of Anacortes

Puget Sound Energy Upgrading Equipment to Enhance System Reliability

BURLINGTON, Wash. (March 15, 2013) – Approximately 600 Puget Sound Energy customers in the Skyline neighborhood of Anacortes will be without electric service during the day on Monday, March 25 while utility crews replace power poles and perform other maintenance on the area’s electrical system.

The planned power outage is expected to last from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The affected area extends roughly from Parkside Drive eastward to Heather Drive, and from Sunset Avenue southward to Skyline Way South and Doon Way.

“These upgrades will help give our Skyline customers more reliable service,” said Cory Ertel, PSE community service manager in Skagit County and an Anacortes resident. “We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary outage may cause.”

Traffic delays could result from replacement of three power poles along Sunset Avenue near Skyline Way North and Shannon Avenue, Ertel noted. Some excavation may be required to complete the upgrade work, he added, but crews will repair any damaged landscaping.

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Washington state’s oldest local energy company, Puget Sound Energy serves 1.1 million electric customers and more than 750,000 natural gas customers in 11 counties. A subsidiary of Puget Energy, PSE meets the energy needs of its customers, in part, through cost-effective energy efficiency, procurement of sustainable energy resources, and far-sighted investment in energy-delivery infrastructure. PSE employees are dedicated to providing great customer service that is safe, dependable and efficient. For more information, visit www.PSE.com.

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