Emergency Outage for Tahuya Peninsula, Midnight Tonight

Mason PUD 3 must repair a key high voltage power pole in Belfair beginning at Midnight tonight (March 17). The pole was sheared off when a car hit it at about 5:00 PM Monday afternoon. This emergency power outage will affect about 2,200 customers.
The pole is near the intersection of SR 3 and NE Crosswhite Road. It supports high voltage power lines that feed electricity to most of the Tahuya Peninsula. The lines must be de-energized during the repairs.

The temporary outage will begin at midnight tonight. The work should be complete by 6:00 AM tomorrow. Affected areas include:
  • Bear Creek-Dewatto Road
  • Beards Cove, Lynch, Cove, and surrounding roadways
  • Belfair Manor
  • Belfair Tahuya Road
  • Blacksmith Lake
  • Elfendahl Pass Road
  • Haven Lake
  • Lake Christine
  • Lynch Cove
  • Mission Creek Tracks
  • Mission Lake
  • NE Belfair Tahuya Road
  • Portion of the North Shore Road
  • Panther Lake
  • Sand Hill Road
  • State Route 300 from Union River to Belfair-Tahuya Road and surrounding roadways
  • Tahuya River Valley area
  • Tiger Lake
  • Toonerville,
  • Wooten Lake
PUD 3 will bring customers back online section by section to ensure a smooth restoration of electricity.
During planned outages, PUD 3 recommends unplugging sensitive appliances and electronic equipment. Wait to plug them in until power is back on for approximately 20 minutes. Especially with electronics, it is important to use a surge protector.
Customers may report outages any time on the outage hotline at 360-275-2833 (Belfair), 360-432-1533, or 360-861-4247 (Elma).