How Snohomish County PUD decides which outage repair jobs to do first

Snohomish County PUD posted a link on its Twitter account detailing how it decides which outage repair jobs to do first.

During major storms, a number of factors are considered in order to determine which repairs crews make first.

First, the utility focuses on outages at the higher-voltage transmission level, which power substations that serve large numbers of customers, hospitals, schools and businesses.
Oil spills from transformers, wires blocking main highways and wires down on buildings or vehicles get high priority based on the safety hazards they present.
Next to be restored are substation main line circuits that serve neighborhoods and/or businesses.
Smaller outages are then addressed. These may be caused by transformer malfunctions or fallen service lines and may serve one or just a few homes.
Finally outages impacting non-essential street lights are resolved. 

Power has been restored to Mountlake Terrace City Hall, the Recreation Pavilion and the Police station. So all facilities are open for business, the City said.

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