Officials from the Benton PUD (Public Utility District) have announced that customers in the greater Prosser area will experience a seven-hour planned power outage on Saturday night.

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The Benton PUD advises that customers in the Prosser area should be ready by having flashlights, batteries, matches, blankets, a battery-powered radio and other essential items prepared. They also suggest that you fully charge your cell phone and other electronic devices leading up to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Those who are truly prepared for a power outage will have as many light sources as possible on hand. While traditional flashlights and candles are great options, a Mule Light, which is part glow stick part flashlight, is possibly the best. When used with its two included battery packs, the Mule Light has a use time of over 600 hours and is considered exceptionally bright.

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From Saturday, April 10 at 11:00 p.m. to Sunday, April 11 at 6:00 a.m., Benton PUD customers in Prosser are expected to be without power due to “high priority maintenance” that’s expected to assist in the overall long term energy health of the region.

The work will be done by a team from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). They are expected to repair power lines and related gear that connect Prosser and the surrounding area to a regional power grid.

Chaitanya Maheshwari

If you are a Benton PUD customer, you can sign up for the Smart Hub app to enroll in email or text notifications regarding planned outages and notices about power in your area.

Officials have a map posted detailing the impacted regions. You can find that by visiting their website here. The Benton PUD address in Prosser is at 250 Gap Road. You can call (509) 786-1841 for more information.

Benton PUD provides electricity and wholesale broadband for more than 55,000 community members across Kennewick, Prosser, Finley, Benton City and surrounding areas in the greater Benton County area.

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