Faulty power junction blamed for Thursday outage in East Wenatchee

Wenatchee Valley Mall.

A faulty power junction in East Wenatchee led to electrical outages Thursday afternoon along Valley Mall Parkway.

The Douglas County PUD says a terminator, where overhead lines connect to underground lines, shorted out near 10th Street and Eastmont Avenue about 3:45 p.m.

The outage affected about 1,000 customers, including the mall and nearby businesses.

The PUD was able to restore power to all areas by about 5:30 p.m.