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OPALCO SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ON WARBASS WAY – Traffic Disruptions Expected through end of July

Contractors are at work replacing old power poles and upgrading the wire for greater capacity and reliablilty on Warbass Way in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Work is progressing well and the project is expected to complete by the end of July. Please use caution in the area and give the crews at work a wide berth.

These system improvements are part of OPALCO’s regular maintenance program and an opportunity to upgrade the capacity of the line in preparation for the future. With the ten new poles in place and larger wire size, OPALCO crews will be able to create new loop feeds and redundancy for greater reliability and faster recovery during outages. Because of the terrain and location of other utilities in the area, it’s not feasible to move these facilities underground.

Thank you for your patience and caution during this important project!