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Power restored after outage affects many in Richland

Developing: Large power outage affects many in Richland

RICHLAND, Wash. - Thousands of Richland residents are without power due to a power outage.

UPDATE: Leaders said crews restored the BPA transmission line and Richland customers should have power as of 11:50 a.m.

Anyone without power is advised to flip the main breaker in the breaker panel to reset it.

City leaders said if power still isn't restored, report your outage at 942-7421 anytime between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. or 943-4428 after hours.

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City of Richland leaders said a BPA transmission line outage has affected two Richland substations in a large portion of Richland south of the Yakima River, east of I-82 and areas north of the Yakima River to Swift Avenue.

Most customers are without power due to the outage as of approximately 10:30 a.m., Monday. City leaders are asking drivers to use caution as traffic signals in the area were affected.

Richland Energy Services is working to switch some affected customers to different substations.

This is a developing story. Information will be updated as available.

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