FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2011 – 3:36 p.m.
Contact: Stephanie Fritts, Director
South Bend, Washington – Due to a vehicle versus power pole accident that occurred today at 2:02 p.m. near the intersection of 189th and Sandridge Road, the Pacific County PUD # 2 has informed the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency that all residences north of 227th St, on the Long Beach Peninsula will be without power until well after midnight tonight.
In addition, a minimum of one lane of Sandridge Road will be closed during repairs.
The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement indicating that late afternoon today showers are likely with the possibility of a thunderstorm. The high will be near 43 degrees, and a 70% chance of precipitation. Tonight the low will be around 32 degrees.
Residents are advised to take measures as appropriate for cold weather including the safe use of alternative heat methods and consider the use of State Route 103 as an alternate route to their destination.
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