LEAVENWORTH- Power is still out for about 200 Chelan PUD customers in Merry Canyon and Little Chumstick after heavy, wet snow caused a tree to fall into a power line along Chumstick Highway about seven miles up from Leavenworth earlier today (Tue.). The repair was estimated to take several hours, as PUD crews had to remove the large tree, replace the pole and re-hang wires. Chumstick Highway is down to one lane with flagger-controlled traffic.
There was word from the Chelan PUD of two more power outages this afternoon, one near Peshastin along Stines Hill Road where customers in a mobile home park and other nearby neighborhoods were without power and the other on Beecher Hill where about a dozen people were without power. No word yet on the cause of those outages or the estimated time to restore power to those areas.