PUD: Equipment Malfunction Led to Everett Power Outage Wednesday Morning
This is the transformer that caused all the problems…
Snohomish County PUD spokesman Neil Neroutsos tells MyEverettNews.com an equipment malfunction on a pole at 38th and Broadway led to 14,000 people losing power
this morning. The power went out around 9:30am and most customers were back in service by 10:40am with just a handful of businesses in the area around 38th and Broadway still in the dark. “We had a transformer on a fairly large pole down by the stadium that had a fuse blow and that’s essentially what it sounds like the problem was,” said Neroutsos. Snohomish County PUD
was able to re-route power to most of the customers affected and will now look at fixing the pole where the fuse went out. Other than a false call of shots fired (which was likely the transformer popping) and a few people stuck in elevators, there were no reports of major problems from the outage. Here are a few tips in case of another Everett Power outage.