Fiber (not power) outage scheduled Friday a.m.

TONASKET – The Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County will be performin Service Affecting Maintenance on the optical fiber infrastructure in Tonasket on the morning of Friday, April 25, 2014 from 12:01 AM until 6:00 AM. During this time period ALL traffic to Tonasket Nortons Knob, AP30035 (Double AP WIFI site just north of Tonasket), and AP30036 (near Tonasket Airport), and fiber connectivity to Ellisforde Pickens Mountain will be interrupted.

Even though the proposed maintenance will require approximately 3 hours to complete, a longer maintenance window is being called to deal with any unforeseen issues that may arise during the maintenance. If you have questions or comments regarding this maintenance window, please contact us at (509) 422-8377.

The PUD emphasizes that this outage is for fiber maintenance ONLY … it does not affect electric customers, as had been reported in another news outlet. Correct information on this outage can be found on the PUD website

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