High winds lead to power outages for some Issaquah customers

November 22, 2011

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 9 a.m. Nov. 22, 2011

High winds led to power outages in Talus and other Issaquah neighborhoods Tuesday morning, as a system delivered soggy, blustery conditions to the region.

Puget Sound Energy said scattered outages started overnight in the Cascade foothills and North Puget Sound — “fairly small in terms of the number of customers, but they’re at many locations,” PSE spokeswoman Dorothy Bracken said.

The utility could not yet estimate how many local customers experienced outages.

“The winds are subsiding, and our crews are making good headway and we’re not seeing new outages occur,” she said Tuesday morning.

Crews started working overnight to restore power, especially in hard-hit Kitsap, Skagit and Whatcom counties.

Puget Sound Energy customers can report outages and hear about service updates by calling 1-888-225-5773 or online.

King County is under a flood watch until through late Wednesday night. Expect 2 to 4 inches of rainfall Monday night and Tuesday as the snow level rises to about 6,000 feet, and then another 1 to 3 inches Tuesday night and Wednesday as the snow level gradually dips to about 3,000 feet.

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