Puget Sound Energy reports more than 17,000 Issaquah customers without power
January 19, 2012
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 1:40 p.m. Jan. 19, 2012
Puget Sound Energy said almost 30,000 local customers lack power as a crippling ice storm impacts the region.
The utility said 17,281 customers in Issaquah and 12,369 customers in Sammamish lacked power at 1:25 p.m. (Customers can check PSE’s service map for detailed information.)
PSE estimated power restoration could take several days — or longer — as crews confront difficult situations related to ice and snow, the utility announced in a tweet.
If the power goes out, PSE customers can call the utility’s automated phone system at 1-888-225-5773 to report outages and learn about service updates.
Overall, outages impacted more than 180,000 customers across Western Washington. Bellevue-based PSE requested 140 additional crews from other states to address the problems and restore power.
“We appreciate our customers’ patience as we work to repair power as quickly as possible,” PSE posted in a tweet at noon.