Bird Causes Outage in Rainier

September 22, 2014 – About 1,300 Rainier-area customers were without power for two hours on Saturday morning.

The outage began at 8:45 AM when a starling flew into a high-voltage switch in Don Nys Substation. PUD line crews removed the deceased bird, repaired the damaged equipment, and restored power at 10:50 AM.