A Lewis County PUD lineman conducting line repairs during snowy weather.
This has been an interesting year for weather, we have had our fair share of snow and also power outages. During all of this, we need to remember who is out there putting the lines back together when the power goes down, the employees at the PUD.
It's a big responsibility to keep residents in the county with power. There is also someone in the warehouse who makes sure they have all the parts necessary to bring the power back to the homes.
A lineman will spend his day in the snow or rain to repair the power. This is not a glamorous job during bad weather, but it is one we appreciate. They are responsible for cutting down trees and clearing a path to bring the power up. Rain, sleet or snow they are out there working for you.
A lineman is also considered a first responder; they are one of the first out to a powerline down. They have to assess the situation and find a solution to help the residents. They may have to call the warehouse, where someone is there pulling parts for the emergency power outage.
Many of us forget how important of a role our lineman and warehouse people work, they work when we don't want to leave the house. They are there for us every time and for that, we are grateful.
PUD Commissioner Michael Kelly stated, "Our linemen and warehouse workers have done an outstanding job this year working together to restore power across the county, time and time again."
Thank you to our linemen who have kept our homes with power and the heat on. We can never thank you enough!