Power restored after wind causes outage for 1,200 customers
June 5, 2009
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 5:20 p.m. June 5, 2009
Strong winds knocked out power for 1,200 customers in Issaquah and Preston last night. Issaquah residents and city crews cleaned up fallen tree limbs today.
Puget Sound Energy spokeswoman MacKenzie McDowell said 1,200 local customers were affected by the outage. She said falling tree limbs pulled down power lines and caused the outage. Most of the customers had their power restored within two to three hours, McDowell said.
PSE crews also received a report of a downed power line on 290th Avenue east of 61st Street, McDowell said.
Autumn Monahan, city public information officer, said crews from the city Public Works Operations Department spent today cleaning up debris. She said residents of a neighborhood where a tree went down were working with officials to ensure they abided by city tree codes.
The strong gusts followed days of record-high temperatures.