Comcast customers itching to get their local government television programming fix won’t have to wait much longer before Channel 22 comes back to life.
The channel that shows Pierce County TV programs went black April 17 after a warehouse fire in downtown Tacoma fried power and fiber optic cables.
More than 1,500 Tacoma Public Utilities customers also lost power Sunday.
PCTV’s standard-definition channel on Tacoma’s Click cable system went dark, but was restored mid-week. PCTV’s high definition channel on Click never lost service.
Utility crews have been working to restore Comcast service and could have a fix as early as Thursday, said Pierce County spokeswoman Libby Catalinich.
In the meantime. customers who want to know what’s happening in local government can watch meetings online at the PCTV website (piercecountytv.org) or on a mobile device with the PCTV mobile app.
PCTV shows live council meetings for six South Sound cities, as well as Pierce County Council and the Port of Tacoma.
Archived meetings and PCTV’s regular news programming are available online.