Crews work to restore power to thousands after wind storm

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After a strong wind storm swept through the Puget Sound region Monday, with gusts over 60 mph in many areas, power crews are working to restore electricity to tens of thousands of customers.

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Thousands of homes are affected across parts of Western Washington Tuesday.

Puget Sound Energy had about 12,500 customers without power as of 11:30 a.m. See map of PSE power outages here.

As of that time, Seattle City Light had more than 10,000 customers without power.


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Crews work to restore power

Crews worked through the night to restore power. As of 10:00 p.m. Monday, more than 70,000 PSE customers were without power.

PSE says the damage is heaviest in King, Kitsap and Island counties. Most of the outages were caused by limbs and trees falling on power lines. 

Meanwhile, in Seattle, Seattle City Light crews are working in areas such as northeast Seattle and Capitol Hill. 

City Light crews restored power to over 38,000 customers overnight.

City Light customers can get updates here: seattle.gov/light/sysstat2

Weather outlook

Though the very strong winds have eased, Tuesday will still be rainy with blustery winds.

Rain will be around and occasionally heavy into Tuesday with many areas getting another quarter to three-quarters of an inch.  

 Breezes out of the south will top 30 mph during the daytime hours in highest gusts, but hopefully further power issues will be minimal.  Highs will be in the upper 40s to near 50.
 

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