STEILACOOM, Wash. -- Businesses in downtown Steilacoom remain dark and closed on Monday after power was cut to the entire city.
The planned power outage is necessary for am upgrade and maintenance at the town's only substation.
"There is only one feed line that goes to Steilacoom, and once it goes down, everything goes down," said Paul Loveless, Steilacoom Town Administrator.
Businesses like Two Teaspoons Cafe, will shut down for the day.
"It's pretty bad for us," said co-owner Katie Karlsteron. "Monday is a busy day for us, we're going to lose a lot of money."
Other businesses are worried about their products. Topside Bar and Grill owner Jake O'Reilly is hooking his refrigerator and freezer to a generator to make sure his food doesn't spoil.
"We're prepared to handle the next 8 hours, but I'll be glad when it's over," O'Reilly said.
Other people are taking advantage of the day off. Community Bank gave employees the option of working at another branch or taking a vacation day. Bank employee Shauna Mock said, "it was not a hard decision, I'm taking the day off!"
The town of Steilacoom has brought in a generator to keep the community center open for the public.
The upgrade and maintenance work is expected to be completed by 4 p.m. Monday.