• High winds leave thousands without power

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    More than 20,000 people throughout Western Washington are without power Monday after high winds swept through, and a number of schools have delays or closures.

     

    Customers in Covington, Auburn, Federal Way, Enumclaw, Olympia and Lakewood are places where outages were reported.

     

    Seattle City Light officials said 11,000 customers are without power, and they hope to get power restored by 11 a.m.

     

    Puget Sound Energy has at least 6,500 homes and businesses are without service.

     

    On the Key Peninsula, at least 3,000 customers are without power.

     

    Some schools throughout the area had delays and closures.

     

    Updates as of 9:45 a.m.:

    Grays Harbor and Jefferson County schools

    Lake Quinault School District: Schools closed; district offices open  

    Taholah School District: 2 hours late

    Wishkah Valley School District: 2 hours late; No A.M. kindergarten  

     

    King County schools

    Federal Way School District: Green Gables Elementary and Sunnycrest Elementary will be closed.

    Lake Washington School District: Juanita Elementary; 2 hour late start. No A.M. Kindergarten

    New Horizon School:  Closed due to power outage

    Tukwila School District: 2 hours late due to a district wide power outage.

     

    Lewis County schools

    Adna School District: Closed

    Onalaska School District: 2 hour delay

     

     

    Mason County schools

    Hood Canal School District: No Hood Canal buses for Shelton High School and Oakland Bay students

     

    Thurston County schools

    Olympia School District: LP Brown Elementary School is closed

     

    The Evergreen State College: Olympia campus closed due to power outages.

     

    Here is where you can find more updates on school delays and closures.

     

     


     

     

    Fallen trees were also found throughout the area due to the winds.

     

    KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Rick Price was in Tacoma, where the powerful winds knocked down a tree and crashed into an apartment building early Monday morning.

     

    “At 4 a.m., bolted through and heard, ‘Smash!’ And I knew it hit the place,” said resident Steve Burton.

     

    A tree was found in power lines near Interstate 5 at 58th Street and Montgomery in Tacoma. 

     

    For the latest weather updates, check out kirotv.com’s weather section  or get the latest weather alerts.  

     

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