Power restored to most customers across Puget Sound following several days of snow, high winds

SEATTLE — Power has been restored to over 80,000 customers after rain, snow and high winds arrived in Western Washington last week.

Some lingering outages still remain after more lowland snow arrived in the Puget Sound area early Saturday.

Latest outages

Last updated: 9 a.m. Sunday

For Seattle City Light, 17 customers were without power, with the majority in South Seattle. Check the Seattle City Light outage map for estimated restoration times.

For Snohomish County PUD, 1,782 customers were without power, with the majority in rural areas near Stanwood. Check the Snohomish County PUD outage map for estimated restoration times.

For Puget Sound Energy, 984 customers were without power. Check the Puget Sound Energy outage map for estimated restoration times.

Lynnwood resident Joseph Johnson was one of thousands who lost power.

“(Tuesday) night starting around 10 p.m. ,when the snow’s really coming down, I heard transformers exploding and could see flashes that looked like lightning — heavy limbs falling, cracking, snapping out of trees,” said Johnson, who was at Starbucks because he couldn’t make coffee at home Wednesday morning.

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Jeffery Overstreet, who lives in Shoreline, says he was without power for nearly 13 hours.

“It was uncomfortably cold,” Overstreet said. “The new cat buried himself under the new bed covers.”

He says his family had to get creative in preserving food and staying warm.

“We filled a camping cooler with ice and snow. Put the perishables in that. Put it in the snow in the back,” Overstreet said.

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Officials with Seattle City Light and Puget Sound Energy shared several ways people could stay warm and safe if they lose power.

“You know, heavy clothes, blankets,” Julie Moore with Seattle City Light said.

“Never bring a BBQ or gas grills indoors. That runs a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning,” Moore said.

Moore told KIRO7 there could be other outages in the future from winter weather.

“In the coming days, there could be more of these events. So, definitely be sure you have all of your phones charged and ready. If you have a backup portable charger, that’s a great idea to have on hand,” Moore said.