Snohomish County power outages lead to school closures, delays

Thousands of people across Snohomish County are still without power after it was knocked out by high winds and rain Friday night.

Several school districts in the county have either canceled school or will be operating on a two-hour delay Monday.

Snohomish County residents like Eric Blossfield and his family are still in the dark.

“I didn’t even know we were expecting wind at all. I was doing some work in the garage and then I heard things banging around and went outside and my tent canopy was snapped in half underneath my deck,” Blossfield said.

Blossfield said his power went out around 11 p.m. Friday in Lake Stevens.

The damage the storm caused is impacting not only families but schools, too.

The South Whidbey School District will be closed Monday because of a power outage.

In the Arlington School District, both Arlington High School and Pioneer Elementary School are closed. All other schools will be on a two-hour delay. There will be no out-of-district transportation.

Lake Stevens High School and Sunnycrest Elementary School will be closed Monday. If they can get the power back on overnight — and get the indoor temperature back up — they will send an alert to staff and families by 8 a.m.

All other schools in this district will start two hours late. If that changes, staff and families will also be notified.

There will be no out-of-district transportation, including Sno-Isle buses. Transportation staff are assessing road closures and will share information with families about alternative bus routes as soon as possible.

All of this information will be shared via email and text message.

The Snohomish School District will be on a two-hour delay. There will be no out-of-district transportation here as well.

If your child goes to Cascade View Elementary or Machias Elementary, those schools currently do not have power, so families will be updated by 8 a.m. Monday — but as of now, they are also on a two-hour delay.

As of 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, the Snohomish County Public Utility District had 41,121 customers without power.