Windstorm cuts power to thousands around Puget Sound

Winds blowing through the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday caused trees to fall onto power lines and created havoc with traffic.

As of 10:47 p.m., 5,420 customers were without power, according to Puget Sound Energy. Affected areas included Greenwater, Pleasant Hill, Factoria and Redmond. By early Thursday morning, PSE only reported 784 customers without power.

Seattle City Light reported that 136 customers were without power around 10:50 p.m. By Thursday at 5 a.m., 141 customers remained without power.

As of 11:09 p.m., Snohomish County PUD reported that 298 customers in areas from Mill Creek to Sultan were without power. All but six customers were without power by Thursday morning.

A tree fell onto Lake Washington Boulevard in the Washington Park Arboretum. Crews said it would take two to three hours to clear the tree.

A tree fell on power lines in Bellevue at Forest Drive, closing the road to traffic.

Another tree reportedly fell on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South at South Bayview Street.