With heavy snowfall and gusty winds in the forecast, Chelan County PUD officials say now is the time to prepare for a possible power outage. PUD spokeswoman Kimberlee Craig says with heavy winds and heavy snowfall can send trees into power lines and cause damage to poles.
Craig says once PUD crews have repaired lines, customers are asked to take it slow when turning the furnace and appliances back on after power is restored. That will help reduce "cold load pickup".
You can report power outages, and get more information by calling the PUD's 24-hour number, 1-877-783-8123.