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Utility access roads are NOT public access

Wednesday - November 10, 2021 12:00pm

Utility access roads are not public access, and Okanogan County PUD is asking that no one uses them unless on official PUD business.

The PUD has received reports of people using our access roads or the pathways along the powerlines – known as an easement or right-of-way. Some use them to cross private land and access public land during hunting season. However, for safety and out of respect for private landowners’ rights, we are asking that no one use these easements or rights-of-way. Doing so is considered trespassing.

Anyone who sees unofficial vehicles or persons accessing PUD easements or rights-of-way can report it to the PUD or law enforcement.